TORONTO BLUE JAYS DH/INF EDWIN ENCARNACION has been named the HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH for April by the TORONTO CHAPTER of the BBWAA. Honda, the official vehicle of the Blue Jays, will make a donation to the charity of Edwin's choosing.
ENCARNACION, 29, earned the honour after receiving all but one first place vote that went to Ricky Romero. The right-handed hitter batted .322 with a team leading eight home runs and 21 RBI in April. The native of La Romana, Dominican Republic has recorded home runs in four consecutive games, which is tied for the second longest streak in Blue Jays history. He also becomes just the 3rd Blue Jays player to have two streaks of four or more consecutive games with home runs (Delgado/Carter).
LHP Ricky Romero (3-0, 3.18) finished second in the voting, recording four consecutive quality starts, while LHP Luis Perez was third (2-1, 2.40), posting 12.2 innings of scoreless baseball to start the season.