Know About Edwin Encarnación; Stats, Contract, Age, Wife, Salary, Trade

Published Date: 16 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 16 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

It hasn’t been long since Edwin Encarnación joined hands with the 27 time World Series championship winners, New York Yankees. Before the 15 June 2019 trade, Edwin played for the Seattle Mariners.

Edwin Encarnación is leading an intriguing professional life since entering the Major League Baseball field in 2000. Besides the towering fame, the first baseman and designated hitter shares an alluring bond with his wife of some two years.

Edwin Encarnación’s Short Bio: Age, Height

The 36-years-of-age baseball player was born as Edwin Elpidio Encarnación on 7 January 1983, to his parents, Elpidio Encarnación, a track and field coach, and Mireya Rivera. He hails from La Romana, Dominican Republic and shares the sibling bond with his two brothers, Richard and Julio, and a younger sister, Evelin.


Edwin Encarnación wishes birthday to his mother on 8 February 2019 (Picture: Edwin’s Instagram)

Edwin, who stands at the tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 m), joined Manuela Toro Morice, Caguas, Puerto Rico for his high school studies.

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MLB Career: Stats, Contract

Edwin commenced his MLB career after Texas Rangers traded him to the Cincinnati Reds on 15 June 2001, some months after they initially selected him in the ninth round of the 2000 MLB Draft. He recorded his MLB debut on 24 June 2005.

Edwin had a considerable 2006 season with the Reds as he batted .276 with 15 home runs and 72 RBIs from 117 games. He was later traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009. A year later on 16 December 2010, Edwin penned a one-year contract worth $2.5 Million with the Blue Jays with the club option of $3.5 Million in 2012.


Catch Edwin Encarnación’s MLB career stats (Picture: ESPN)

The talented baseball player registered his 200th career home run on 8 May 2014 playing for the Blue Jays. He later switched to the Cleveland Indians on 5 January 2017, following a three-year deal worth $60 Million. The deal included a club option for 2020 season worth an additional $25 Million, with a $5 Million buyout clause. He was traded to the Seattle Mariners on 13 December 2018 prior to his yet another trade to the New York Yankees on 15 June 2019.

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Edwin’s Salary, Net Worth

Edwin Encarnación has spent much time in the sporting field. His regular baseball appearance feeds him with the compelling net worth of $12 Million. Additionally, Edwin’s annual salary as per 2017 is approximated to fall under 13 Million USD.

Apart from that, for the 2019 season, Edwin is set to receive the base salary of $20,000,000.

Edwin’s Married Life With Wife

It hasn’t been long since Edwin Encarnación exchanged the wedding vows with his wife-turned girlfriend, Karen Yapoort. The two lovebirds had a blissful wedding ceremony at the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic on 26 November 2017.


Edwin and his wife Karen sharing their blissful matrimony on 26 November 2017 (Picture: Karen’s Instagram)

The lavish wedding was attended by some of Edwin’s then-teammates, Carlos Santana, Roberto Perez, and Francisco Lindor. Besides, the guest list included other MLB greats like Albert Pujols and David Ortiz.

Before his bond with Karen, Edwin shared a relationship with Jennifer Pena, the daughter of baseball coach Tony Pena. The pair even welcomed a son named Edwin Jr. Encarnación together.

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Some Interesting Facts About Edwin Encarnación

  • Edwin’s Puerto Rican residence made him eligible for the MLB draft.
  • He had 12 half-siblings from his father’s side.
  • Back on 12 August 2018, Edwin was placed on the disabled list following a hand contusion.
  • His career highlights include 3 X All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016), AL RBI leader (2016), and 2013 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • Edwin welcomed another son with his wife Karen in May 2019.
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