Edwin Encarnacion, the Reds' soft-spoken Dominican infielder, has been speaking loudly with his bat of late.
Today, Encarnacion was named NL Player of the Week after he batted .440 with four home runs and eight RBI during the week ending August 13. He also had 24 total bases, a .960 slugging percentage and seven runs scored.
Encarnacion will likely have little comment on the subject. That's just fine with the Reds who hope he never gets shy with the bat.