All things considered, you have to think the Blue Jays dodged a bullet, or at least were dealt nothing more than a grazing blow, in their latest injury scare.

It's never a good thing when your primary offensive star gets knocked out of the lineup, even for a couple of weeks, but the alternative was unthinkable.

Jose Bautista, himself, figures he caught a break after he was diagnosed with a tendon strain in his wrist after hitting a long, loud foul ball during the eighth inning on Monday.

"Just as I was finishing my swing I felt something weird around my wrist and on the recoil is when I felt a sharp pain," said the two-time American League home run champ, after being placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

"I thought I had torn something or maybe had broken my wrist but bottom line is that I got examined, I got X-rays and an MRI, there's not much structural damage, just some irritation around the joint.