Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jose Bautista refutes retirement report

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Bautista refuted a report on Thursday that said he was considering retirement. In a column of notes published on Thursday, Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman said Bautista was dissatisfied with the contract offers he was receiving this offseason and is considering retiring. Bautista says that’s..." March 09

  • Former Blue Jays great Jose Bautista could retire

    Sportsnet "Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is unhappy with the free agent offers he has received this off-season and could retire as a result, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The 37-year-old Bautista has been offered a few seven-figure contracts this winter, reports Heyman, who..." March 08

  • Bautista interested in playing for Rays

    Larry Brown Sports "Spring training is in full swing and Jose Bautista remains without a team. The former Toronto Blue Jays star is preparing for the season as if he will be playing, and the Tampa Bay Rays are being mentioned as a potential match for him. The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin reported on Saturday that..." February 25

  • The World Needs Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor on the Same Team in 2018

    12 Up "​We all remember the ​"punch heard around the world", when Roughned Odor gave us the best punch in baseball history on ​Jose Bautista. For those of you that have forgot or never saw this amazing fight, here it is again. ​​This punch from Odor was retaliation for the playoffs the previous..." January 18

  • Report: Rays interested in Jose Bautista

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi reports that the Rays have interest in veteran free agent outfielder Jose Bautista. Morosi notes that the Rays spoke to Bautista last offseason before he eventually decided to re-sign with the Blue Jays. Bautista, 37, is coming off of a miserable 2017 campaign in which he hit..." November 16

  • Jose Bautista Makes Desperate Concessions To Improve Free Agent Appeal

    12 Up "In past years, opposing pitchers would shiver at the thought of facing power-hitting righty Jose Bautista. Now, it appears as though Bautista is desperately trying to find a place to play. Due to recent struggles, teams just aren't as interested in Joey Bats as they once might have..." November 16

  • Blue Jays formally decline Jose Bautista’s $17-million mutual option

    Sportsnet "It won’t come as a surprise to most Toronto Blue Jays fans, but the team formally declined Jose Bautista‘s $17-million mutual option for next season, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi confirmed Saturday. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said declining the option was a likely outcome when he spoke..." November 06

  • Blue Jays decline Jose Bautista's option

    TSN "In a move that almost everybody saw coming, the Toronto Blue Jays have declined outfielder Jose Bautista's option for the 2018 season according to Mark Feinsand of The move officially makes him a free agent. This comes after the Blue Jays reportedly told Bautista in September that..." November 04

  • 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