Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

    Hardball Talk "It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista..." August 25

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista takes diplomatic approach on the matter of trade deadline upgrades

    National Post "This may have been Jose Bautista at his most diplomatic. As he spoke, Bautista was sitting in a clubhouse riven by injuries and colonized by nine players who spent significant chunks of the season in Triple-A Buffalo. But the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger said he believes his team can remain a..." July 14

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Bautista was trying to stretch it out after that sacrifice bunt. He may have pulled something. #BlueJays

  • Buehrle solid, Bautista and Lawrie go deep to avert sweep

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista’s talent can sometimes be taken for granted. It’s not that he’s underrated. He’s been an all-star the last four seasons and he’s still the team’s most popular player. But since his 54-homer breakout in 2010, it has become easier and easier to forget just how good he is. You get used..." May 13

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    Howard Eskin @howardeskin

    #phillies GM Ruben Amaro deep in serious talks w #bluejays to acquire OF Jose Batista. Can also play 3rd. Phils would deal OF Dom Brown plus

  • Jose Bautista trade rumour heats up in Philadelphia

    Toronto Sun "There's been quite a bit of chatter on talk radio and social media about the possibility of a Jose Bautista trade this off-season. On Tuesday night, that talk progressed to another level following a tweet out of Philadelphia. Fox reporter Howard Eskin tweeted the Phillies are in serious..." November 13

  • Bautista for Brown trade rumour pure fantasy

    Sportsnet.ca "The nonsense inherent to the GM meetings was whipping around like the howling winds in Orlando early Wednesday morning, with a report out of Philadelphia suggesting the Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays were working on a Jose Bautista for Domonic Brown-plus swap. Before things get all Yu Darvishy..." November 13

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Not a shock: teams are inquiring about Toronto RF Jose Bautista

  • Jays’ Bautista cleared for full-body workouts

    Sportsnet.ca "Jose Bautista continues to progress from the injury that caused him to miss the final six weeks of the 2013 season. The Toronto Blue Jays right fielder told Jim Bowden on SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch that he has been cleared for full-body workouts after getting a clean bill of health from..." November 07

  • Jose Bautista shut down for season

    Toronto Star "For the second year in a row Jose Bautista will finish his season on the disabled list as the Blue Jays announced Wednesday he will be shut down for the remainder of the season. The slugging right fielder has been on the disabled list for the last two weeks with nagging hip pain which has now..." September 05

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    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Jose Bautista shut down for the remainder of the season #bluejays announce.

  • Blue Jays place Bautista on DL with bruised hip

    Sportsnet.ca "Jose Bautista is eyeing an early September return to the lineup after the Toronto Blue Jays placed their all-star slugger on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left hip. The injury sustained an estimated two weeks ago when he pulled up while charging to home plate and planning to slide..." August 21

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Rangers have continued to ask about Encarnacion and Bautista but still appears that Blue Jays won't trade either one.

  • Blue Jays: Bautista, Encarnacion key late rally over Rangers

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays know they will see manager John Gibbons at the major league All-Star Game next month at New York’s Citi Field. But which Toronto player, or players, will join the skipper at the annual Midsummer Classic remains a question. With the game a month away, the Jays were in Texas on..." June 14

  • Jose Bautista powers Blue Jays past Rays

    Toronto Star "If the Blue Jays are going to turn around the disappointing start to their season it will be on the back of Jose Bautista. While he is not a vocal captain and demurs at the suggestion he is anything but one of the guys, Bautista showed once again on Wednesday night that he will lead this team..." May 23

  • Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has good reason to gripe with umpires over strike zone

    Toronto Star "His flagrant anger probably doesn’t do him any favours, but Jose Bautista has good reason to be miffed with major-league umpires. Since 2010, the Blue Jays’ slugger has received nearly 20 more incorrect strike calls than the average player, according to data compiled exclusively for the Toronto..." April 23

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    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    Bautista just addressed the assemblage, says he's still sore, but not tight. Not 100%, but ready to play.#Bluejays #Jays

  • Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista misses fourth straight game with back injury

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista will miss his fourth straight game with a sore back Thursday, as the Blue Jays wrap up their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox at the Rogers Centre. Bautista told reporters after Wednesday’s game that he doesn’t think he injured his back on a specific play, but started..." April 18

  • Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays’ lineup

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past three games with an ankle injury Jose Bautista is back in Toronto’s lineup at designated hitter for today’s game against the Tigers. Bautista tweaked his ankle sliding into second base Thursday and Rajai Davis filled in for him in right field during the three-game weekend..." April 09

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    Shi Davidi @

    Jose Bautista not in lineup, but stretching for BP. Hope is hes ready for Detroit on Tuesday

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    Danny Knobler @

    Jose Bautista, who jammed his right ankle last night, out of the lineup for Blue Jays vs. Red Sox tonight.

  • 'Mediocrity' miffs Jays' Bautista

    Toronto Sun "Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, he of the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, came bounding out of the clubhouse for pre-game batting practice, stopped suddenly, threw his arms up in the air and proclaimed: “Where’s all the media today?” For sure, the..." April 04

  • Jays' Bautista not a fan of Team Canada's tactics vs. Mexico

    Toronto Sun "Fight night was the topic of conversation of the day. The fight, of course, happened to be the brawl between Mexico and Canada in a wild contest Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic, a game that the Canucks eventually won 10-3. While understanding the motivation of all sides..." March 11

  • Jays' Bautista back at third? It could happen

    Toronto Sun "The naysayers and prognosticators of doom are no doubt dancing with delight what with the tweaked rib cage suffered by Brett Lawrie on Wednesday. The Blue Jays young third baseman will be lost for two to three weeks the Jays predicts but as any ‘nattering nabob of negativism’ can tell you,..." March 09

  • Blue Jays monitoring Bautista's plate passion

    Toronto Sun "John Gibbons has already noted that, on occasion, Jose Bautista can be a bit too demonstrative with umpires when a call doesn’t go his way. The manager, while seeking to minimize the problem, clearly doesn’t want his team labelled as a team of whiners. “It’s not like it’s a pressing issue but..." March 03

  • Most important Blue Jay? Jose Bautista

    ESPN.com "It looked like just another mighty hack at a 2-and-0 fastball on the inner half of the plate, the kind of pitch Jose Bautista has been pummeling for the past three years now. Little did anyone know it was about to become the swing that wrecked the Toronto Blue Jays' season, once and for all...." February 25

  • Blue Jays: Slugger Jose Bautista high on team’s chances

    Toronto Star "“The sky’s the limit.” Jose Bautista isn’t one to beat around the bush, at least not when it comes to assessing the vastly revamped Blue Jays and their chances for a playoff berth. “I know I’ve been on other teams and one that didn’t have a chance (to be in the playoffs), but this is different,..." February 13

  • Bautista expects Jays to be in the playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista added his voice Tuesday to the choir singing from the same page as Blue Jay spring training convenes for the 2013 season Wednesday morning. Two years ago, Bautista committed to a five-year $65-million contract that has subsequently been valued significantly under-market, given..." February 13

  • Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista: The sky’s the limit

    Toronto Star "“The sky’s the limit.” That was Jose Bautista’s response when asked about the Blue Jays chances for the upcoming American League season. It was the first day of spring training in Dunedin, with pitchers and catchers reporting Tuesday, and while optimism is always a part of every team’s..." February 12

  • Team Friendly Contracts Very Friendly

    Jays Journal "Back in the day on November 12, 2012 the Toronto Blue Jays were still considered a mediocre medium market team. For many years people had been saying that the Blue Jays were a sleeping giant. The Jays were a team on the rise and with the help of one the richest ownership groups and a stacked farm..." February 10

  • Looking Forward To A Healthy Bautista In 2013

    Jays Journal "The Blue Jays Winter Tour rolled into Toronto on Saturday, headlined by none other than the face of the franchise, Jose Bautista. Seeing him in Toronto again was a welcome sign for fans, but it was the words he spoke in regards to his injured wrist that had fans truly excited. "There is no..." January 06

  • Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: 'We're gonna be good'

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista stood behind the batting cage talking to 24 youngsters at the Rogers Centre Saturday afternoon. The campers wore normal attire, ball pants, helmets, batting gloves and jerseys. One blue top had Brett Lawrie's name on the back. There was one J.P. Arencibia, a Ricky Romero, a Colby..." January 06

  • Bautista declares repaired left wrist fully healed

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays' offseason keeps getting better. Outfielder Jose Bautista, who has been rehabbing this offseason after undergoing left wrist surgery in early September, declared himself 100 percent healthy to a group of reporters before a Winter Tour event at Rogers Centre on..." January 06

  • Is Jose Bautista Damaged Goods?

    Bluebird Banter "Over the past few weeks, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has orchestrated an organizational overhaul of Pygmalion proportions. Essentially, he's turned a perennial non-threat in the American League East into the division's foremost...uh, well the baseball equivalent of Audrey Hepburn...." December 27

  • Jose Bautista says Blue Jays' leadership is fine

    Toronto Sun "Injuries aside, one of the Blue Jays' biggest problems this season seems to have been a lack of leadership and accountability in the clubhouse. First baseman Adam Lind thinks so, relief pitcher Jason Frasor thinks so, even veteran infielder Omar Vizquel has put forward this view. Jose..." October 04

  • Blue Jays' Jose Bautista to have season-ending wrist surgery

    Toronto Star "In an announcement that represented both bad news and good news for the Blue Jays, it was determined on Tuesday that all-star right fielder Jose Bautista will undergo season-ending surgery to repair damage in his left wrist that had destabilized a sheath that housed a tendon, causing him pain..." August 29

  • Jays' Bautista to have wrist surgery; done for season

    TSN.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have announced via Twitter that Jose Bautista will have surgery on his left wrist. He will miss the remainder of the 2012 season. In 92 games with the Jays this season Bautista hit for a .241 average with 27 home runs, adding 65 runs batted-in." August 28

  • Blue Jays hope Joey Bats in 2012

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista spent Monday getting checked out by noted hand surgeon Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland and will rejoin the Jays on Tuesday, but the Jays' brass has not yet had a chance to see or digest the medical report. "(Bautista) did go through a couple of MRIs to compare the left wrist with..." August 28

  • Jays' Bautista off to doctor in Cleveland

    Toronto Sun "A day after being pulled from Saturday's game with a recurrence of discomfort in a tendon in his right forearm, Jose Bautista was on his way to Cleveland to consult with Dr. Thomas Graham, one of North America's foremost hand surgeons. "There is no change in his condition from last night," said..." August 27

  • Toronto Blue Jays lose 8-2 to Baltimore Orioles, Jose Bautista back on 15 day DL

    Toronto Star "One day after making his long-awaited return to the lineup, Jose Bautista is once again lost to the Blue Jays for the foreseeable future. The slugging right fielder was added to the disabled list Saturday after re-aggravating the left wrist sprain he suffered last month in New York. "I don't..." August 26

  • Bautista back on DL after hurting wrist again, just one day after return

    The Globe and Mail "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is back on the 15-day disabled list, saddled with the same injury that kept him sidelined for 5 1/2 weeks before his short-lived return on Friday. Bautista left Toronto's game against the Orioles on Saturday night in the third inning with discomfort in..." August 26

  • Bautista exits Saturday with left wrist discomfort

    MLB.com "Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista left Saturday night's game in Baltimore because of discomfort in his left wrist. Bautista did not take the field in the bottom of the third inning, as Mike McCoy shifted over to right field and Colby Rasmus entered the game in center. The 31-year-old..." August 25

  • Jose Bautista returns, but Blue Jays lose 6-4 to Orioles

    Toronto Star "Friday was supposed to be a rare good-news day in the land of the Blue Jays. They welcomed back Jose Bautista and Brandon Morrow — two of their best and most important players — through the revolving doors of a clubhouse, which this year has been home to more than 52 different players. The..." August 25

  • Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista plots return next weekend

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping to have Jose Bautista back in the lineup as soon as next weekend. The slugger took batting practice on the field prior to Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers and manager John Farrell laid out a plan for his return afterwards. Bautista is scheduled to..." August 19

  • Blue Jays expect Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie and Brandon Morrow to rejoin team soon

    National Post "Three lost stars may find their way back to the Toronto Blue Jays within the next week or 10 days. Brett Lawrie could rejoin the team in Detroit on Tuesday. Brandon Morrow is on track start in Baltimore on Friday, Aug. 24. And Jose Bautista is slated to start a minor-league rehab assignment..." August 16

  • Rehabbing Bautista begins taking swings

    MLB.com "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..." August 13

  • Jays' Brett Lawrie still out, Bautista to have another MRI

    CBC Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays' injury situation might not improve until they open or get well into a 10-game homestand, starting Friday against the New York Yankees. Brett Lawrie was not in the lineup Wednesday against the hometown Tampa Bay Rays, the fourth consecutive game the third baseman has..." August 08

  • Injury Reports: Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista

    Bluebird Banter "First, Brett Lawrie did some throwing today, after which the team was to decide whether to put him on the DL or not. After throwing Brett said this: Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis More Lawrie: "it feels like it's getting a lot better. From where it was to now, I can move and stuff without..." August 08

  • Jays' Bautista still feeling pain

    Toronto Sun "Never mind "Oh say can you see" ... as the canned U.S. anthem was played on Tuesday night. How about the answer to Jose Bautista can you swing? The answer is no. Bautista has not swung a bat since Wednesday in Seattle when he experienced discomfort and now he's headed for a second MRI..." August 08

  • Jose Bautista, Joe Carter join online company selling digital autographs

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista and Joe Carter are the latest baseball celebrities to join the roster of a new online company selling personalized digital autographs and audio messages to fans. For $50 a pop, Joey Bats and Jumpin' Joe will send you a personalized voice recording on a topic of your choice —..." August 06