Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista swung a bat on Monday afternoon for the first time since being temporarily shut down on Aug. 1 because of lingering soreness in his left wrist.

Bautista hasn't played since spraining his wrist during a swing in New York on July 16. He began swinging a bat approximately 10 days later but when the ailment didn't improve enough, he was forced to stop and undergo another MRI.

The results showed mild inflammation and another period of rest was recommended before resuming baseball activities. He'll now begin the slow process of getting himself prepared for Major League pitching.

"We're going to go at the pace that his [pain] tolerance allows," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "Right now, I don't have an end date or a target date for his return.