Encarnacion undergoes hernia surgery

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went under the knife on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. 

The Blue Jays have said that they expect Encarnacion to make a full recovery prior to the start of spring training.

The 32-year-old represented the Blue Jays in 146 games this season and hit 39 home runs and 111 RBIs. He started in all 11 of the team's postseason games and finished with 11 hits, one home run and five RBIs as Toronto were beaten 4-2 by the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series. 

The two-time All Star will be entering the final season of his three-year, $27 million contract.