Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 2 days 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 weeks 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.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Bautista accounted for all of Toronto's offense Monday, hitting a pair of solo home runs.

Bautista's bombs were his fifth and sixth of June, giving him 13 for the season. The outfielder hasn't quite been as good as his 2014 campaign, but has his batting average up to .251 to go along with his 13 home runs and 40 RBI.

Jose Bautista 1B/CF/RF/DH TOR 4 weeks ago

Bautista went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-6 victory over the Astros.

That's now an 11-game hit streak for Bautista, who has quickly returned to his role as one of the most feared power hitters in baseball. In his past four games alone, he's 7-for-15 with eight runs scored, four home runs, six RBI, four walks and two stolen bases. He's now slashing at .262/.395/.541 and is one of the top outfielders in the game.

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

Bautista went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs Wednesday against Washington.

The homer came in garbage time, with the Jays leading 7-0 in the top of the ninth, but his fantasy owners will take it just the same, considering his last long ball came back on May 18. Joey Bats has now quietly put together an eight-game hitting streak, raising his batting average to a season-high .247. We didn't expect him to replicate last year's surprising .286, but his early struggles and shoulder ailment depressed Bautista's batting average more than normal this season. With just a .260 BABIP to his credit still, there's a bit more room for course correction there.

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

Bautista played right field in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader, his first action in the field since straining his shoulder Apr. 21.

Considering he started in right field for both games Tuesday, there's a good chance Bautista will be able to take the field again Wednesday in Washington. Following Wednesday's game the Blue Jays will have the DH as an option until a two-game series on the road against the Mets starting Jun. 15.

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

Bautista (shoulder) will play right field Monday against the Nationals after serving primarily as the Blue Jays' DH over the last month while rehabbing his right shoulder injury, SportsNet reports.

Bautista strained his right shoulder in April, and while the injury didn't require a trip to the DL, it has limited him to playing DH and first base in order to limit the number of throws he'd have to make with the arm. With the Jays playing in an NL park Monday, they'll have to put Bautista in the outfield if they want both him and Edwin Encarnacion in the lineup.

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

Manager John Gibbons remains optimistic that Bautista (shoulder) will be able to make his return to right field Monday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

He threw again Thursday and with the Jays a couple days away from beginning a series in a National League park, Bautista needs to be able to play the field in order to be in the lineup Monday. Continue to monitor his status over the weekend.

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

Bautista went 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI in his return to the lineup in Tuesday's 10-9 victory over the White Sox after missing the past two games.

After watching his batting average dip all the way to .215 as he struggled through shoulder pain, Bautista made his presence felt in a big way in his return to the lineup. The five RBI were his most of the season and this was his third three-hit game of the year. When healthy, Bautista is one of the most dangerous hitters in the game, and he's shown that even with his shoulder injury, he's still been effective in the batter's box.

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

Bautista said he believes he will be able to play right field Monday, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

Bautista, who has been relegated to DH duty of late, said he threw roughly 30 tosses from around 90 feet Tuesday and plans to steadily increase his workload in hopes of returning to play the field next week. The slugger is back in the lineup as the DH Tuesday after sitting out Sunday and Monday.