TORONTO – Blue Jays third baseman Edwin Encarnacion sprained his left wrist swinging at a pitch in Saturday's 5-4 win over Detroit and was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game.
Toronto recalled infielder Mike McCoy from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Encarnacion had surgery to remove a bone spur from his wrist in the offseason and missed three games last week after aggravating the injury while diving for a ball on defense.
John McDonald took over at third base in the eighth inning Saturday and is expected to get the bulk of the playing time while Encarnacion is sidelined.
Encarnacion is batting .246 with 13 homers and 36 RBIs in 80 games. He missed 30 games in April and May with a sore right shoulder.