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Agent: Encarnacion has 5-team shortlist where he'd sign

Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports

Edwin Encarnacion has narrowed the field.

Paul Kinzer, the agent for the free-agent slugger, said his client has a shortlist of five teams he's comfortable playing for (three in American League), with three of those teams currently in play, reports Rick Westhead of TSN.

Kinzer said Thursday that Encarnacion received an offer from the Blue Jays already, though it wasn't what he was looking for. He confirmed, however, the Blue Jays remain Encarnacion's top destination.

"(The Blue Jays) did make us an offer and it wasn't quite where we wanted (it) to be, and we've spoken to some other teams," Kinzer said. "But Edwin's made it pretty clear how much he loves Toronto, not only with his words but his actions. So ... that's his first choice."

The Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers are among the teams to reportedly have expressed interest in Encarnacion.

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