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Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion has surgery for sports hernia

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 29: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers on August 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 29: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers on August 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Edwin Encarnacion his .275 with a homer and five RBI this postseason.

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Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Toronto said Tuesday the designated hitter/first baseman is expected to recover in time for spring training.

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Encarnacion hit .277 with 39 homers and 111 RBI for the Blue Jays, who lost to Kansas City in the AL Championship Series.