TORONTO — First baseman Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays underwent successful surgery Thursday to clean up cartilage in his left wrist.
The all-star slugger had the procedure done in Cleveland, manager John Gibbons said in a pre-game availability before Toronto played the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre.
Encarnacion, who went on the disabled list earlier this week, had 36 homers, 104 RBIs and a .272 batting average this season.
He’s expected to need about two months of recovery time before he can swing a bat again.
The procedure is not expected to affect any other off-season training.
Gibbons didn't have an update on all-star reliever Brett Cecil, who was recently added to the 15-day DL with a sore elbow.
Cecil is scheduled to have an MRI exam later this week.
The left-hander has a 5-1 record this season with a 2.82 earned-run average and one save.