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Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion looks on at the plate while playing against the Baltimore Orioles during sixth inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Encarnacion underwent wrist surgery on Thursday and will miss the final two weeks of the regular season.The all-star slugger will have cartilage damage repaired in his left wrist. (NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion looks on at the plate while playing against the Baltimore Orioles during sixth inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Encarnacion underwent wrist surgery on Thursday and will miss the final two weeks of the regular season.The all-star slugger will have cartilage damage repaired in his left wrist. (NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Blue Jays' slugger Encarnacion undergoes successful wrist surgery Add to ...

First baseman Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays underwent successful surgery Thursday to clean up cartilage in his left wrist.

The all-star slugger had the procedure done in Cleveland, manager John Gibbons said in a pre-game availability before Toronto played the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre.

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Encarnacion, who went on the disabled list earlier this week, had 36 homers, 104 RBIs and a .272 batting average this season.

He’s expected to need about two months of recovery time before he can swing a bat again.

The procedure is not expected to affect any other off-season training.

Gibbons didn’t have an update on all-star reliever Brett Cecil, who was recently added to the 15-day DL with a sore elbow.

Cecil is scheduled to have an MRI exam later this week.

The left-hander has a 5-1 record this season with a 2.82 earned-run average and one save.

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