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Report: Indians Ticket Sales Tied to Encarnacion’s Bonuses; Team Announces He’ll Wear Number 10

Edwin Encarnacion made his debut on Thursday officially with the Indians, meeting members of the media after he passed his physical and inked his three-year deal which includes a club option for 2020.

One aspect of the deal that is of interest is that of the bonuses involved. According to Jon Heyman of, those bonuses are going to be based on something that’s been a hot topic involving the Indians in the past – attendance.

There’s already been a spike in Tribe ticket sales, and that came right after it was announced that Encarnacion would be coming to the team.

Buster Only of ESPN reported that the team within 24 hours after the announcement gained over 100 full season ticket holders for the 2017 season.

As far as what jersey number Encarnacion will wear with the Indians, it’s been also made official that he will wear his normal number 10, a number that was worn by catcher Yan Gomes.

The team announced that Gomes will go from jersey number 10 to 7, and that Encarnacion will get number 10 starting this season for the Tribe.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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