Edwin Encarnacion put on DL by Blue Jays with quad strain
Toronto slugger has 26 homers, 70 RBIs in 88 games this season
The Toronto Blue Jays placed slugger Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain and activated outfielder Nolan Reimold before Monday night's road game against the LosAngeles Angels.
Encarnacion, who has a .277 average in 88 games with 26 home runs and 70 runs batted in, suffered the injury while legging out a grounder on Saturday in Oakland. He's expected to miss at least two weeks and won't be able to play in next week's all-star game.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been selected to replace Encarnacion on the AL squad.
The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time all-star, entered Monday with a .274 average, 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 21 doubles.
The Blue Jays claimed Reimold off waivers from Baltimore over the weekend.
Reimold had back surgery last July and appeared in 17 games for double-A Bowie of the Eastern League while on a rehab assignment, hitting .315 with two home runs and nine RBIs.
Over parts of five seasons with the Orioles, he has a .252 average with 41 home runs and 126 RBIs.
The Blue Jays also announced Monday that outfielder Kenny Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Athletics.