Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 6 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-5 with his 30th home run of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Rangers.

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Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista said via Twitter that his removal from Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies was due to cramping, not a hamstring injury as reported. Bautista said he expects to play Wednesday.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista will start on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays while dealing with a shoulder injury, according to Sportsnet. Bautista did not participate in the All-Star Game on Tuesday as a result of the ailment, opting to receive treatment during the break to help him get healthy for the second half of the season. “Having made a few throws in Chicago and kind of getting sore again and listening to doctor’s recommendations there are some therapy and rehab that needs to be done that normally you would need a few days off during the regular season,” Bautista told TSN.ca. “Taking advantage of this due to the break is the smart thing to do for my health, for the end of the season and finishing off strong so that’s what I’m doing. I’m listening to the doctor.”

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista (shoulder) was ejected from Sunday's game in the eighth inning for arguing a strike call, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

Bautista will start his All-Star break a bit early, leaving his pinch hitter (Justin Smoak) in a 1-2 hole. He's still suffering from a shoulder ailment, but some rest during the All-Star break could provide him the rest needed to return to full health.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista acknowledged Sunday that his shoulder started to feel sore again during last week's series against the White Sox, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Bautista is skipping the All-Star Game to get treatment on his shoulder, but he wouldn't elaborate on the treatment other than saying that it will likely take a couple of days to recover. He missed two games after getting a cortisone shot in late May, and he's played in every game since that time, posting a .258/.398/.523 slash line. Although there may be flare-ups for the rest of the season, Bautista should at least be able to DH when he needs some rest. He'll likely be ready when the Blue Jays return from the All-Star.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Although he will skip the All-Star Game to receive treatment on his shoulder, Bautista has not re-injured himself, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

A less accomplished player would likely participate in the midsummer classic in similar circumstances, but Bautista has already been to plenty of All-Star Games, and he's shooting for his first appearance in the playoffs. The shoulder injury doesn't seem to be affecting his performance, as he hasn't missed a game since May 25, and has been his usual self at the plate since struggling in April.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista will miss the All-Star Game due to injury, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

No new injury has been reported, so Bautista will likely just use the break to get some rest for his shoulder, having already played in the All-Star Game plenty of times. The shoulder mostly seems to be fine, as hasn't missed a game since May 25, and his batting line has improved from .215/.364/.454 to .238/.382/.491 since that date. Brian Dozier will be the very deserving recipient of Bautista's spot.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday's shutout loss to the Royals.

Even when the rest of the team stops hitting, Bautista keeps plugging away. His average is down considerably this year, as he's hitting just .239 on the season. However, he leads the AL in walks, is third in RBI with 59 and has clubbed 35 extra-base hits this season. With an OPS that sits between Mark Teixeira and Albert Pujols, Bautista is still having a very good year, despite his depressed average.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run to go with three RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Red Sox.

Bautista broke duck after seven hitless games, coming through with a pair of extra-base hits, which should help restore his confidence. Bautista has seen dry spells in the past and has recovered nicely from them. He's tops in the AL in walks and in the top-10 in RBI, runs scored, OPS and home runs and remains one of the top power hitters in baseball.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 months ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday's loss to Baltimore.

Bautista hit his 14th home run of the season in a losing effort on Sunday and now holds a .260 average with 49 RBI. Bautista continues to be one of the better power options in the league and we don't see that changing anytime soon.