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Friday, April 3, 2020

Report: Indians have looked into signing Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion walk-off

Edwin Encarnacion may have a new suitor.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Indians have checked in on Encarnacion.

On paper, Encarnacion would be a replacement for Mike Napoli, who is a free agent that the team may not be successful in bringing back. The question, as Passan notes, is whether Cleveland is willing to pay up. Toronto’s supposed offer is probably a simple baseline for what he’s expecting to get, and Cleveland is not an organization that has really played the high-priced free agent game. That said, with no obvious front-runner for Encarnacion and a possible roster spot for him, it behooves the American League champions to at least check in.

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