Jerar Luis Encarnación was born on October 22, 1997, he is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut in 2022. Jerar Encarnación was born in Bayaguana, Dominican Republic, to parents Manuel and Carmela. His elder brother Anderson died in 2019.
Encarnación signed with the Miami Marlins as an international free agent in September 2015. He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Marlins in 2016.
Encarnación played 2017 with the Gulf Coast Marlins, 2018 with the Batavia Muckdogs and Greensboro Grasshoppers, and 2019 with the Clinton LumberKings and Jupiter Hammerheads. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League.
Encarnación was invited to spring training by the Marlins in 2020. That year, the Minor League Baseball season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he did not play in any games. On November 20, 2020, Encarnación was added to the 40-man roster.
On June 19, 2022, Encarnación made his MLB debut for the Miami Marlins. He hit a grand slam for his first major league hit as the Marlins defeated the New York Mets.
Jerar Encarnacion signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000.