Edwin Encarnacion Biography

( 1983 - )
September 16, 2019
First published on:April 29, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Edwin Encarnacion

Date of Birth: 1983, January 7
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: Dominica
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Edwin Elpidio Encarnación
Famous Name Edwin Encarnación
Father Elpidio Encarnacion
Mother Mireya Rivera
Net Worth $50 million
Salary $8 million
Currently Working For Seattle Mariners
Currently Married Yea
Married to Karen Yapoort (m. 2017)
Divorce Jennifer Pena (divorced)
Children Edwin Jr. Encarnacion

Edwin Elpidio Encarnación or famously known as Edwin Encarnacion is a Dominican professional baseball player who plays as a first baseman and designated hitter for Major League Baseball team,  the New York Yankees.

Also, he previously played for MLB teams such as Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Tronto Blue Jays. The thirty-six years old is a married man and currently has an estimated net worth around $50 million

Net Worth - $50 million

As of 2019, Encarnacion has an estimated net worth over $50 million. Furthermore, Encarnacion has made the total earnings of $115,161,668 from salary and bonus so far in his professional career. Currently signed to New York Yankees, he is estimated to earn $8 million in 2019.

As per his last contract with Cleveland Indians, he signed 3 years/ $60,000,000 contract which includes $5,000,000 as a signing bonus and $60,000,000 as a guaranteed amount. Additionally, in 2019, he is expected to earn $20,000,000 as a salary, while carrying a total salary of $21,666,668. Also, his adjusted salary is around $8,000,000.  

His annual salary for the 2018 season was reported to be $18,666,666 with the base salary of $13 million

Year Total Salary
2017 $14,816,666
2018 $18,666,666
2019 $21,666,668
2020 $20,000,000

House and Cars

He currently resides in his Los Angeles home bought for around $5 million and has several brands of BMW, Bentley, Audi that is totally is estimated to cost in excess of millions of dollars and not to mention his armored car.

Edwin Encarnacion drives an armored car SOURCE: YouTube

Encarnación is living a lavish lifestyle. 

Wife - Karen Yapoort

Currently 35, Edwin Encarnacion, he stands at a height of  6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 104 kg.

He is married to his wife, Karen Yapoort in the November 2017  in the Dominican Republic with whom he proposed to on Valentine Days on February 14, 2017.

According to the reports, it was described as Wedding of the Year by the people who attended the marriage ceremony.

CAPTION: Edwin Encarnación and his spouse SOURCE: MLB.com

The wedding was attended by MLB players such as Carlos Santana Roberto Perez, Francisco Lindor, Albert Pujols, and David Ortiz.

He also has a son named, Edwin Jr. Encarnacion with his previous relationship with Jennifer Pena, the daughter of baseball coach Tony Pena.

He was dragged into a scandal when he was sued by a woman who is reported his family friend being sued for $11.5 million for giving her several STD disease.

Short Bio

Edwin Encarnacion is of Dominican nationality. He was born on January 7, 1983, in La Romana, the Dominican Republic to father, Elpidio Encarnacion, and mother, Mireya Rivera.

Also Read: Carlos Ruiz

He was interested in playing baseball since his childhood days and played the games in the high school and would often divide his time as a  student between his birth country the Dominic Republic and Puerto Rico.

Professional Career

He was chosen in the ninth round of Major League Baseball draft in 2000 by  Texas Rangers and was later traded to Cincinnati Reds as part of the exchange deal for Rob Bell.

Encarnacion made his MLB debut in the summer of 2005 and had stats of .232 batting averages, 9 home runs and collected 31 RBIs in his debut match.

Also Read: Adam Lind

After a couple of seasons with Reds, he was traded to  Tronto Blue Jays in exchange for Scott Rolen on 31 July 2009.

In his first season for Blue Jays, he had a stat of .240 batting average, scoring 8  home runs and collecting 23 RBIs. He also tied the record for home runs in May with Mickey Mantle.

Currently, he is playing for Cleveland Indians in early, 2017 with whom he signed a three contract which is estimated to worth $ 60 million with an additional option of $ 25 million and a $ 5 million buyout clause for the 2020 season.

Also Read: Robinson Cano 

He scored his first home run for Indians against Texas Rangers in the opening game of the 2017 season.

In 2019, Encarnación joined Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). Furthermore, he was traded to the New York Yankees. 


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