Jul 5, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (10) leaves the field after injuring himself at first base during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays' place Edwin Encarnacion on DL (video)

On Saturday when the Oakland Athletics hosted the Toronto Blue at O.Co Coliseum Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion beat out Alberto Callaspo‘s throw to first, which prevented a double play and allowed Jose Reyes to score the first run of the ballgame. It ended up being a very costly run for the Blue Jays who lost the ballgame to the A’s 5-1. Just after touching the bag Encarnacion stumbled and then crumpled to the ground and laid there for quite a while. Finally he was surrounded by teammates and trainers. He eventually had to be carried off the playing field and carted into the clubhouse.

Monday the Blue Jays place Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list due to a right quad strain. Encarnacion is one of the league leaders in both home runs and RBI. He is third in the AL 26 with home runs and second in RBI with 70.  Obviously this is a blow to the Blue Jays’ offense and to Encarnacion who garnered All-Star game honors. Kyle Seager, an infielder for the Seattle Mariners, was named to the All-Star team in his place.

The team activated outfielder Nolan Reimold from the disabled list. Reimold was on a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie. Reimold was batting .315 with two home runs and nine RBI over 17 games with the Bay Sox. Reimold has spent parts of the past five seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.


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