Encarnacion has 21 home runs and was the top reason that the Mariners are in the top three as as team in home runs, despite sitting in last place in the AL West Division. The veteran could stay with the Yankees longer than just this season, as his contract does include a $20 million opt in and a $5 million buyout for the 2020 campaign. New York sent cash considerations and minor league pitcher Juan Then the other way in the trade.
The 36-year-old reached his 21 home runs in 65 games this season, and has 18 career home runs at Yankee Stadium, which is the second-most in any stadium for him. The only stadium that is higher on his list: the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park. After an 8-4 win over the Chicago White Sox where Gleyber Torres went deep, the Yankees have now homered in 18 straight games, showing off plenty of power despite the injuries. Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit have also helped out with that category. as the Yankees are already a top five team with over 100 home runs, and they just added even more offensive pop, with even more to come in Judge and Stanton.