The first baseman/designated hitter played through a litany of minor injuries in 2015, struggling through groin and hamstring issues plus a ligament sprain in his left middle finger, as well.
Despite all the aches and pains, Encarnacion managed to play in 146 games, hitting 39 home runs with 111 RBIs and 77 walks against 98 strikeouts. He slashed .277/.372/.557 and his OPS of .929 gave him four straight seasons above the elite .900-plateau.
The Blue Jays described the surgery as successful and in a caption of a photo of him in the hospital posted to his Instagram account, Encarnacion wrote: "All went great!! Family & friends thanks for your prayers."