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Blue Jays sign Encarnacion to 3-year deal

Updated: July 12, 2012, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, enjoying a breakout performance at the plate, has signed a three-year contract that begins next season.

The $27 million deal announced Thursday includes a $10 million club option for the 2016 season.

The 29-year-old Dominican native is batting .295 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs.

"I'm very happy to be part of this organization for the next three years," Encarnacion said. "That's why I signed to stay here. I love this country, ...

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