Edwin Encarnacion out 2 weeks
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Edwin Encarnacion's face showed signs of anguish, the result of a right quad strain that will keep him out of the All-Star game and, more importantly, out of the Toronto lineup for at least two weeks.
"It hurts us not having him on the team," said Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, who was also chosen to the AL All-Star team, along with left-hander Mark Buehrle. "The No. 1 priority is to get him better."
"I'm happy to be named an All-Star," Encarnacion said. "I won't be playing. I will be working my leg to get back to the field as soon as I can."
Encarnacion was injured in the first inning of Saturday's loss after he drove in a run.
Bautista, nursing a hamstring injury, made a rare start at first base in Encarnacion's place.
"It was sore but I was able to run and make plays," Bautista said. "It shouldn't be too long before I'm back in right field."
Depending on the way things change over the next week, Bautista said he is ready to play anywhere, whether it be the outfield, first base or third base.
"Throw me in the fire," he said. "If playing third gives us our best lineup, so be it. We can't afford to be picky. We have to strap it on and do it."
The Blue Jays managed four runs during the four-game series, which included a 1-0 loss in 12 innings on Friday.
"We got shut down big time," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We had chances, it didn't happen. We're just not producing."
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
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