On June 21, 2010 The Blue Jays designate 3B Edwin Encarnacion for assignment, hoping to send him to AAA Las Vegas, although they risk losing the talented player on waivers. Encarnacion has shown bursts of great power, hitting 5 home runs in 3 games at one point this year, but has struggled overall, batting .200 in 37 games and showing inconsistency in the field. The move makes room on the roster for P Scott Richmond, coming off the 60-day disabled list.