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Yankees acquire AL HR leader Encarnacion

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CHICAGO (AP) The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries.

The Yankees also got cash in the deal while sending 19-year-old minor league pitcher Juan Then to Seattle. Encarnacion is making $20 million this season.

Speaking before the trade was announced, New York manager Aaron Boone declined comment. But asked about having room for another power bat, Boone coyly responded, "There's always room for good players."

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AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 E. Encarnación, Sea21
2 G. Sánchez, NYY20
3t A. Bregman, Hou19
3t E. Rosario, Min19
5t J. Soler, KC18
5t M. Trout, LAA18
7t J. Gallo, Tex17
7t M. Kepler, Min17
7t G. Springer, Hou17
7t D. Vogelbach, Sea17
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AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Abreu, CWS53
2 E. Rosario, Min52
3t E. Encarnación, Sea49
3t D. Santana, Sea49
3t J. Soler, KC49
6 A. Bregman, Hou48
7t X. Bogaerts, Bos46
7t C. Cron, Min46
7t H. Pence, Tex46
10 L. Voit, NYY45
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