Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 7 hours ago

Bautista went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Rays.

Aside from a three-hit game on Apr. 10 against the Orioles, he's just 3-for-37 on the year; however, all three of those hits are home runs. A career .257 hitter, Bautista's batting average should come around over the course of the season as it's hard to draw too many conclusions from 12 games. He's a must start in all formats as he's one of the best power hitters in the game.

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

Bautista (leg) is back in the lineup Saturday hitting third and playing right field, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

It was expected that Bautista would return to action Saturday after leaving Friday's game with cramps in both legs. The fact that he is playing right field and is not being used at DH suggests that he is doing much better, so deploy him Saturday as usual.

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

Bautista expects to return to the lineup Saturday after leaving Friday's game with cramps in both legs, MLB.com reports.

Prior to the early exit, Bautista snapped out of his season-long slump. Owners in leagues with daily moves should verify his presence in the lineup Saturday to be safe, but it sounds like his removal was more precautionary than necessary since the Jays had a sizable lead at the time.

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

Bautista left Friday's game against the Orioles with cramping in an undisclosed location, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

The timing is slightly frustrating for owners, as Bautista broke out with three hits, four runs scored and two RBI prior to exiting, but there has been nothing to suggest this is a serious issue. He was 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts in his first three games. Expect the team to elaborate on Bautista's condition after the game.

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

Bautista went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Monday's Opening Day win over the Yankees.

Bautista dealt with a minor hamstring issue in the spring, but enters the season back at full health. If he can stay healthy, the 34-year-old figures to once again be one of the top offensive options in the outfield as he figures to slot in to the middle of the Blue Jays lineup.

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

Bautista (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game, CSN Mid Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

He was scratched from a spring game last week due to hamstring tightness, but it seems like he is over the ailment. This will be something to monitor with Bautista all spring, but do not be surprised if the Blue Jays give him a lot of rest days to make sure he enters the season at full strength.

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

Bautista was scratched from Friday's spring training game with right hamstring tightness, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He was also not in the lineup Thursday, and this is probably the reason why. The ground there was wet and that also played a role in Bautista not playing, as the Blue Jays wanted to be extra careful. The team says the issue is not serious, but it's something worth following in the short term. Bautista missed eight games last summer with a right hamstring strain, so this is not a new ailment for him. Hamstring issues can pop back up, so do not be surprised if he miss a few games here and there this season with the same issue.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 7 months ago

Bautista is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, the National Post's John Lott reports.

Bautista has played in every game since July 1 and will join Jose Reyes in sitting out Thursday's contest. He went 1-for-3 with a single in Wednesday's 1-0 victory.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 7 months ago

Bautista went 3-for-3 with one home run, two RBI, three runs scored and one walk Monday against the Mariners.

Bautista is heating up again in the power department as he has hit three home runs in his last five games. He now has 35 home runs and 103 RBI for the season, marking the third season of his career where he has at least 35 home runs and 100 RBI.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 7 months ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and one walk Monday against the Cubs.

Bautista is scorching hot as he has hit a home run in eight of his last 12 games. He is an elite power option for fantasy owners as he now has 32 home runs and 92 RBI for the season.