According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion experienced soreness in his right quadriceps muscle during Friday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Encarnacion left the game after driving in Jose Reyes in the first inning with an RBI ground, which he hustled out to avoid an inning-ending double play.
MLB.com has the video, which unfortunately isn’t embeddable.
It looked really bad in real time as Encarnacion hopped a few times on his left leg before collapsing face down into the grass. He stayed down for several minutes with the Blue Jays training staff even calling for the cart according to several beat writers before Eddy was eventually able to hobble off with some assistance from the Jays’ trainers.
Encarnacion has arguably been the Blue Jays best player this season and has been one of the best players in the league, period. His wOBA of .412 is fourth best in the American League while he’s also fourth in wRC+, just trailing Jose Bautista in both categories.
It’s not yet known the seriousness of the injury or how much, if any, time Encarnacion will miss. The fact the Blue Jays are calling it quad soreness seems to be positive enough (considering it looked much worse) but at least for now details are still vague.
The Blue Jays lost to the A’s 5-1.