While Edwin Encarnacion only spent two seasons (2017-18) as a Cleveland Indian, he quickly became a fan favorite. Indians’ fans fell in love with the slugger’s tremendous power, parrot walk, and contributions to a pair of AL Central championship clubs.
Encarnacion spent the 2020 season on his third different team since he departed Cleveland. He was traded from the Indians to the Seattle Mariners after the 2018 season and after just over two months with the club was traded to the New York Yankees.
There he helped lead the Yankees to a 103-win regular season and AL East title but was not resigned after the season and wound up inking a one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox.
The 37-year old went through his share of struggles during the shortened season as in 44 games, he slashed just .157/.250/.377 but still showed off his power as he clubbed 10 home runs and picked up 19 RBI’s.
His veteran leadership did not go without impact as he helped mentor a young White Sox club that clinched a postseason berth for the first time since 2008 and took the AL West Champion Oakland Athletics to Game 3 of the Wild Card Series.
Encarnacion will again be a free-agent offseason and hope to find a suitor who values his home run stroke despite an overall decline in production.