Now Commenting On:

Encarnacion named Honda Player of the Month


TORONTO BLUE JAYS 1B EDWIN ENCARNACION was named the HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH for May in a unanimous vote as selected by the TORONTO CHAPTER of the BBWAA. Honda, the official vehicle of the Blue Jays, will make a donation to the charity of Edwin's choosing.

ENCARNACION, 31, led the Majors in May with 16-HR, 22-XBH, .763 SLG & was 2nd with 33-RBI. The 16 home runs in May set a new club record for any month & was the most by any player in the month of May since Barry Bonds hit a ML record 17 in 2001. The right-handed hitter posted 33 RBI, the most in club history in the month of May & was one shy of the franchise mark in any calendar month held by Carlos Delgado (34-RBI in June, 2003). Among his 16 home runs included five multi-homer run contests to tie the all-time Major League record for multi-home run games in a month with Albert Belle (1995) and Harmon Killebrew (1959). Edwin is currently hitting .271 with 19 home runs (2nd in Majors) and 50 RBI (3rd in Majors).

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español