Toronto Blue Jays All-Star first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion, who left Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics after one at-bat due to a strained right quadriceps, is expected to miss two-to-four weeks, Fox Sports reports.
The Blue Jays have yet to place Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list, but he is expected to be out through the All-Star break.
Encarnacion will be re-evaluated in the next couple days, but a trip to the disabled list remains the most likely outcome. He is batting .277 with 26 home runs, 70 RBI and 57 runs scored. Encarnacion trails Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz by one home run for the American League lead, and he is one RBI short of Cruz’s league-leading 71. His .959 OPS ranks sixth in the majors.
The Blue Jays are currently in first place in the American League East Division.