Report: A's One of Five Teams to Make Offer to Encarnacion

The A's are on the lake and they are hoping to reel in a big fish.

As rumors swirl about their interest in Edwin Encarnacion, they are one of five teams to have reportedly made an offer to the free agent first baseman.

The A's, Indians, Rangers, Astros and Blue Jays have all made multi-year offers to Encarnacion, and Oakland, Texas and Cleveland are the teams most likely to land the slugger, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden.

Per the report, a few of the offers feature an opt-out clause after the first year. It's not clear which teams have offered this clause.

The 33-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit 42 home runs and was tied with the American League lead with 127 RBI. He split time between first base and designated hitter in 2016.

Over the last five season, Encarnacion has averaged 29 doubles, 39 home runs and 110 RBI for the Blue Jays.

Encarnacion made $10 million each of the last two seasons and reportedly turned down a four-year, $80 million offer from Toronto before free agency began.

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