Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis stands at home plate during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Papi and Pedro - Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (right) and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez celebrate during a pregame ceremony to honor Ortiz's home run before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sept. 21 in Boston.
Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder is congratulated by his team after scoring during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Most colossal sports contracts signed in 2017: Edwin Encarnacion - Contract: 3 years, $60 million - Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion signed a three-year deal that includes a $5 million signing bonus, for a total of $60 million. He'll earn an average annual salary of $20 million and enter free agency in 2021. The fan favorite is more than just a slugger, though: A lucrative package of attendance incentives stands testament to Encarnacion's popularity in Cleveland.
Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder celebrates with second baseman Rougned Odor after scoring during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park on Monday, April in Arlington. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)
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Portrait of Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons with (L-R) designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion shortstop Troy Tulowitzki pitcher David Price catcher Russell Martin rightfielder Jose Bautista and third baseman Josh Donal