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Yanks close to acquiring DH Encarnacion

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CHICAGO (AP) The New York Yankees neared a trade for Seattle slugger Edwin Encarnacion on Saturday night, looking to boost a power-packed lineup that's been beset by injuries.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the teams were trying to complete the deal. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because the trade was not finalized.

ESPN was the first to report the deal. It was not immediately known what the Yankees might send to the Mariners.

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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
5t A. Bregman, Hou47
5t J. Soler, KC47
7 H. Pence, Tex46
8t C. Cron, Min45
8t L. Voit, NYY45
10t X. Bogaerts, Bos44
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Bell, Pit63
2t N. Arenado, Col57
2t C. Bellinger, LAD57
2t E. Escobar, Ari57
5t M. Ozuna, StL55
5t C. Yelich, Mil55
7 P. Alonso, NYM50
8t R. Hoskins, Phi49
8t A. Rizzo, ChC49
10t F. Freeman, Atl48
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