Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 10 hours ago

Bautista (suspension) went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in Saturday's 10-9 victory over the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran outfielder returned from his mandated one-game absence with a pair of hits, including a game-tying single in the eighth. Bautista continues to thrive at the top of the order, and has raised his average 27 points to .243 since May 5.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 22 hours ago

Bautista (suspension) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Boston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista returns to the leadoff spot in the order Saturday after serving his one-game suspension in the series opener against Boston. He'll face Rick Porcello, a pitcher he's gone 13-for-30 against with three home runs in his career.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 2 days ago

Bautista's one-game suspension was upheld by Major League Baseball, and he will serve it Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It seems that the commissioner's office did not find Bautista's case compelling enough to remove the one-game suspension, so the outfielder will get the penalty out of the way right off the bat. He'll likely be back in his rightful spot in right field Saturday after his suspension is served.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 days ago

Bautista went 2-for-4 with a run Thursday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista has been very good since moving to the top the lineup, as he's riding a seven-game hitting streak where he's gone 8-for-28 (.285), and he's registered a walk in seven of the past 10 games as well. The veteran slugger has been doing a great job of getting on base at a high clip of late, and he remains a must-start in every fantasy format.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista hit safely for the sixth straight game, and he seems to be getting more and more comfortable in the leadoff spot. The Dominican slugger has hit .291 since he moved to the top of the order, and he should remain a steady option for production in a potent lineup like Toronto's.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 4 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with a walk Tuesday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dominican slugger hit safely for the fifth straight game, and he continues to show signs that his season-long slump might be on the rear view. The 35-year-old has got on base in each of the last 12 games so he seems to be a safe bet for steady production at the top of the Blue Jays lineup.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 5 days ago

Bautista's appeal hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista is appealing a one-game suspension stemming from the Blue Jays' dust-up with the Rangers on May 15. Because his hearing won't take place until Thursday, Bautista should be in the clear to play in Toronto's next two games. Also, given that Rougned Odor had his appeal heard Tuesday and no decision has been handed down, Bautista could have to wait a day or two before a decision is made.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 7 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday at the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista's 10th homer led off the game and gave the Blue Jays a lead they'd never relinquish. He's now homered in three consecutive games to raise his slugging percentage to .497.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 week ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger led off once again, and blasted a homer for the second straight game out of that spot. Bautista may be climbing out of the season-long malaise he's been mired in, as he's now gone 3-for-8 with two homers, five RBI and three runs scored over the last two games.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 week ago

Bautista went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's 9-3 victory over the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bautista leadoff experiment was a success Friday, as he launched his second homer in four games and hit safely for the eighth time in the last nine games. The veteran slugger is still considerably underperforming relative to his lofty standards, but the move up in the order may be what gets his bat cranked up going forward.