Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notebook: Indians' Encarnacion Might Return

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notebook: Indians' Encarnacion Might Return

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Cleveland's Encarnacion doing 'much better'

Even on their days off, things keep going right for the Cleveland Indians.

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again in this postseason after spraining his right ankle during a frightening moment in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees.

Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion probably won't start Game 3 Sunday night at Yankee Stadium as the Indians go for the three-game sweep. But Encarnacion hasn't been ruled out despite using crutches and wearing a boot during a day off Saturday.

The Indians had feared a worse diagnosis.

"I don't know if remarkably better is a good word, but pretty close," Francona said Saturday. "He's doing much better today."

Encarnacion said nothing is broken and that he's day to day. …

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