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MAR 4, 11:50a ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: Feb 23 / 9:59a ET
News: Encarnacion will be the Jays' first baseman this season, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
Impact: Either something changed in the past week, or there was faulty news coming out of camp last week, because it was recently reported that Encarnacion might be the everyday DH. Instead, Justin Smoak, Danny Valencia and Dioner Navarro will battle for starts at designated hitter. This has little impact on Encarnacion's status as one of the premier fantasy sluggers, as he should be in the lineup almost every day.
Rotowire: Feb 16 / 10:29a ET
News: Encarnacion could begin the season as the primary DH, the Blue Jays' official site reports.
Impact: With Adam Lind out of the picture, the Jays can afford to remove defense from the equation for Encarnacion while using Justin Smoak and Danny Valencia in a platoon at first base. Alternatively, Encarnacion could split his time between the two spots, while affording manager John Gibbons to play the matchups and have a floating DH spot. Regardless, Encarnacion should be ready to roll as spring training gets underway while providing his typical power and run production in the heart of the Toronto lineup.