1B,DH - FA
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that free agent Edwin Encarnacion intends to continue playing in 2021.
The 37-year-old struggled in the shortened 2020 campaign, batting just .157 with a .627 OPS. Chicago then declined his $12 million option for 2021. With top prospect Andrew Vaughn nearing the majors Chicago likely won't have much interest in bringing Encarnacion back, even on a cheaper deal.
Chicago White Sox DH Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-3 in a 10-0 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
The White Sox managed just three hits. Encarnacion is finishing up a disappointing first year with the Sox, hitting just .167 with 10 homers, 18 runs, and 19 RBI.
Chicago White Sox DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Encarnacion struck out in his other three at-bats. The veteran DH is hitting just .164 with 10 homers, 18 runs, and 18 RBI this season. He has two homers over his past four games.
Chicago White Sox DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Encarnacion went deep off Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning. The veteran slugger is having a down year, hitting just .172 with nine homers, 17 runs, and 17 RBI in 122 at-bats.