Edwin Encarnacion Biography

( 1983 - )
March 2, 2019
First published on:April 29, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Edwin Encarnacion

Date of Birth: 1983, January 7
Age: 36 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
Currently Working For Seattle Mariners
Salary $20 million
Net Worth $14 million
Weight in KG 104 kg
Currently Married Jennifer Pena (divorced)
Married to Karen Yapoort (m. 2017)
Children Edwin Jr. Encarnacion
Divorce Yes

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 American Major League Baseball team,  Seattle Mariners.

Also, he previously played for MLB teams such as 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 $14 million. 

Edwin Encarnacion’s Net worth and Salary

As of 2019, Encarnacion has an estimated net worth around $14 million. Furthermore, Encarnacion has made the total earnings of $86,495,000 from salary and bonus so far in his professional career.

Currently signed to Seattle Mariners, he is estimated to earn $20 million in 2019.

Previously, he signed a 3-year contract with Cleveland and estimated to earn $60 million at the end of the contract. 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

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.

Edwin Encarnacion’s Personal Life

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.

Edwin Encarnacion’s Early Career

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.

Edwin Encarnacion’s 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).


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