Hopefully, very soon:

Edwin Encarnacion’s rehab assignment hit the road Friday night, though the trip wasn’t too overwhelming.

Encarnacion joined Louisville in Columbus as the Bats began a four-game series against Dave Miley’s Clippers. No one is sure how long Encarnacion will remain on rehab, but Narron said he would be “shocked” if the third baseman isn’t back before the All-Star break.

Reports indicated Encarnacion still has a bit of a limp on his sprained left ankle, and the Reds won’t move to activate him until that is alleviated. At the same time, they want to make sure he’s back in baseball shape by getting him as many at-bats as possible.

I’m looking forward to seeing EdE back with the team. His bat will be welcome.