Blue Jays place Edwin Encarnacion on 15-day DL with quad injury
Encarnacion injured himself during the first inning of the Blue Jays' game Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. He did not return, and he did not play Sunday. Encarnacion legged out a potential double-play ground ball, allowing teammate Jose Reyes to score on the play, but he came up limping. He had to be helped off the field by two trainers.
The 31-year-old Encarnacion was on pace for a career season, batting .277 with 26 homers and 70 RBI before suffering the injury. He has a .959 OPS.
Toronto suffered its fourth consecutive loss on Sunday, and it now sits two games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Blue Jays are also two games out of the final American League Wild Card spot.