Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays will not pick up Jose Bautista’s 2018 option

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins confirmed Tuesday that the club end of Jose Bautista’s mutual $17-million option for 2018 won’t be exercised and described as "unlikely," a potential return for the right-fielder. Speaking with writers during his end-of-season review, he said..." October 04

  • Blue Jays Aren't Expected To Retain Jose Bautista

    Real GM Baseball "As the season winds down for the Toronto Blue Jays, it's likely that Jose Bautista's run with the franchise is as well. Bautista has hit .204/.311/.370 with 23 home runs and 165 strikeouts in 578 at-bats this season." September 29

  • Morosi: Jose Bautista won’t be with Blue Jays in 2018 barring miracle

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista’s career with the Toronto Blue Jays could be winding down. According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, the odds of Baustista signing a new contract with the Blue Jays prior to next season are slim. “They have to figure out what to do for the balance of this season and then of course for..." August 03

  • Jose Bautista on revocable waivers

    TSN "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has been placed on revocable waivers, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. As Rosenthal notes, revocable waivers for veteran players is common practice following the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of July. The Detroit Tigers reportedly..." August 03

  • Blue Jays never asked Bautista to waive no-trade clause

    National Post "Jose Bautista bit his tongue and smiled when asked Monday if he felt the Toronto Blue Jays front office did enough before the trade deadline. In 2014, the star outfielder let his disappointment known on trade-deadline day. The veteran slugger felt club management didn’t do enough to upgrade..." August 01

  • Teams calling about Bautista, but Jays have others on the block

    CBS Sports "We're now into the second half of the season, and it's become clear the Toronto Blue Jays are not going to make the kind of run required to get back into the postseason race. The Blue Jays are 44-51 and 5 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot with seven teams ahead of them. They have been a..." July 21

  • Blue Jays and Jose Bautista just might be turning their season around

    CBS Sports "April did not go the way Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays expected. The team went 8-17, burying them in the standings, and Bautista hit .178/.309/.244 with only one home run. May has gone much better for both the team and Bautista. The Blue Jays beat the Brewers on Wednesday (TOR 8, MIL..." May 25

  • Braves pitcher Eric O'Flaherty: I've seen it from Jose Bautista too much

    ESPN "Benches emptied in the Blue Jays-Braves game Wednesday night after Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered to left field, stood at home plate and stared toward pitcher Eric O'Flaherty before flipping the bat away with a towering toss in Atlanta. Jace Peterson said something to Bautista as he..." May 18

  • Rougned Odor never wants to think about Bautista punch again

    Sports Day "A year later and here is what you need to know about Rougned Odor and “The Punch:” He says he hasn’t autographed a single image of him rattling Jose Bautista’s jaw with a right cross. He says he never will. In the days after the punch, an autograph session was initially scheduled at which a..." May 16

  • MLB officials reviewing Archer-Bautista incident

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball officials are reportedly reviewing the controversial incident in which Chris Archer threw behind Jose Bautista on Sunday. Archer, who got the start for the Tampa Bay Rays in the final game of a three-game series versus the Toronto Blue Jays, sent a pitch flying behind..." May 01

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