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 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 04:52 am
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A lawsuit filed against Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion claiming he infected a woman with two types of sexually transmitted diseases has been thrown out of court, according to Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star.

In August 2016, reports surfaced claiming the 33-year-old Encarnacion, who was playing with the Toronto Blue Jays at the time, allegedly passed on genital herpes and chlamydia to 25-year-old Ashley Lebron, who was seeking $11.5 million in the case.

Judge Arthur Spatt ruled on Wednesday that the case, which was filed in New York, be thrown out of court on a jurisdictional issue. According to Zwolinski, the court "also stated that Lebron could not be conclusive about whether Encarnacion knew he had any diseases."

A report from August claimed Encarnacion and Lebron had unprotected sex during a trip to Punta Cana in February of 2016. Lebron claimed to be STD-free before engaging sexually with Encarnacion.

She also claimed she contacted Encarnacion to discuss the issue after learning she tested positive, but he allegedly said she may have contracted them while swimming in a river.

Encarnacion then allegedly cut off communication with Lebron, who reportedly said she believed the Indians player knew he was carrying STDs the whole time.

After spending the past eight seasons with the Blue Jays, Encarnacion signed a three-year contract with Cleveland in December which guaranteed him $60 million.