Edwin Encarnacion is a Dominican baseball athlete who currently plays in the MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays as the team’s designated hitter and first baseman. In 2013, Edwin received an annual salary of $8 million. Edwin Elpidio Encarnacin was born on January 7, 1983 in LA Romana, Dominican Republic. In 2009, he was selected as a ninth round pick in the amateur draft, and was afterwards signed by the Texas Rangers. He played for the Reds until 2009. In December 2010, Encarnacion was signed by the Blue Jays into a one-year $2.5 million contract plus $3.5 million worth of team option in 2013. In 2013, Edwin Encarnacion was selected to an All-Star game.