OK, things can get worse. Way worse.

In an injury-riddled season, the one player the Toronto Blue Jays can ill-afford to lose is Jose Bautista and that may very well have happened in the eighth inning of Monday's 6-3 loss to the first place New York Yankees, kicking off a critical six-game road trip.

With one out in a 2-2 tie, Bautista watched New York reliever David Robertson's first two offerings out of the strike zone, then lashed the next pitch about 400 feet, but foul, into the left field stands. As he completed his swing, Bautista grimaced in obvious pain and clutched at his left wrist. He went to his knees as trainer George Poulos came out of the Toronto dugout.