Edwin Encarnacion has a set back in his recovery

“There have been whispers going back a couple of weeks now, but the rumors regarding Encarnacion began morphing into reports on Sunday. Finally, I found someone with the info, and he told me that Encarnacion has had a “major setback” with his wrist. The Reds are sending him for an MRI, and fear that he may now need the surgery that he was trying to avoid in the first place. The chip fracture may have weakened the bone, and during some hitting drills Encarnacion seems to have put too much stress on it. Of course, Dusty Baker says it’s just one of those things, telling John Fay that “he may have overhit, but how do you know until you overhit?” The answer is, you err on the side of caution in order to avoid this type of situation in the first place. The Reds seem a little too positive about the state of affairs, but we’ll know more after the imaging. He certainly won’t begin a rehab assignment this weekend, as had been planned.” [Baseball Prospectus]