The Jays will assess slugger Jose Bautista Sunday morning before determining if he is sound enough to return to the lineup.

Bautista, who has missed the last six games with a stiff neck, took hitting practice in the hitting cages and ran on the field Saturday to test himself against his injury.

Manager John Farrell said the activity did not reproduce any of the pain Bautista experienced when he suffered the injury a week ago in New York.