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REPORT: Encarnacion to sign with Astros

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According to a report on Twitter last night by Brian Bilek of FutureSox.com, the Houston Astros are to sign Edwin Encarnacion today. Many other reports state that Encarnacion is expected to sign soon.

After the Astros missed out on free-agent outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes, it was clear that they would turn their focus to power hitter Edwin Encarnacion. In the past 24 hours, it had been reported that the Boston Red Sox ‘probably’ wouldn’t sign the power hitter and that the Blue Jays were ‘showing most love’ to Encarnacion. His agent, Paul Kinzer, also told a reporter that Encarnacion would likely sign this week or early next week.

In 160 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, Encarncion held a .263 batting average with 158 hits, 42 home runs and drove in 127 runs. Take a look at Encarnacion’s career stats below, provided by Baseball-Reference.com.

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Easton Leonard is the Owner and Founder of the Major League Mayhem website. Easton has grown up in the state of Arkansas, as a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoys hanging out with friends, being involved with the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Student Ministries and of course watching the Cardinals or just baseball in general. Easton started his writing career by starting a blog on sportsblog.com covering the St.Louis Cardinals. That blog has now grown into a trusted MLB website called MLB Mayhem (which you happen to be on right now). Easton has contributed to multiple MLB websites, including Everything MLB Inc, Locker Talk Sports, Cards Corner, Sports Talk Feed and Arch City Sports. Easton is also a member of the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America).

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