The Yankees get another healthy bat back in their lineup, as Edwin Encarnacion was activated off the IL and will return Tuesday night against the Rangers.
Encarnacion, who will serve as the team's DH tonight, has been out for a month due to a fractured wrist. And it was a shame when he went down, as he was red hot at the dish.
Through his last 11 games, Encarnacion was hitting .386/.481/.591 with a homer, six doubles, and six RBI. Overall, he was hitting .238/.327/.497 with the Yankees since being traded by the Mariners.
In two rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Encarnacion had just one hit in eight at-bats, but did have two runs scored.
The Yankees will hope that Encarnacion's bat returns the same way it left, as that signature power will be needed heading into the postseason. The 36-year-old was brought in to add more home run ability to this already-stacked lineup, so providing that will go a long way in the crucial series to come in October.