Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion to undergo wrist surgery

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is scheduled to undergo wrist surgery this week and will miss the final two weeks of the regular season. The all-star slugger will have cartilage damage repaired in his left wrist.

Slugger out for remainder of MLB season

Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion lets go of the bat after a swing during a game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. With a nagging wrist injury causing him to lose grip of the bat, Encarnacion has been shut down for the season and will have wrist surgery. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is scheduled to undergo wrist surgery this week and will miss the final two weeks of the regular season.

The all-star slugger will have cartilage damage repaired in his left wrist.

"They said it's a simple procedure to clean it out," manager John Gibbons said before Tuesday's home game against the New York Yankees. "He's been dealing with it all year and just got to the point where his bat launch [letting go of the bat on his swing] became too frequent. You could tell he was battling it."

Gibbons said that left-handed reliever Brett Cecil would also go on the disabled list with a sore elbow. Cecil will have an MRI exam this week.

"He's had some elbow discomfort for a little over a month," Gibbons said. "He hadn't been pitching much. He'll get an MRI in the next few days. They don't think [it is serious] but he will get it checked out."

Encarnacion finishes the season with 36 homers, 104 runs batted in, a .272 batting average and an on-base percentage of .370. He missed four games with soreness in the wrist from Sept. 8-12 and returned last weekend for a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.

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