Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Gibbons: 'No chance' struggling Bautista asks to move down lineup

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista bopped around the Rogers Centre infield and joked around with his teammates Wednesday before their game against the Boston Red Sox like he didn’t have a care in the world. But you know his problems at the plate are eating him up. Heading into play Wednesday, Bautista was on a..." April 20

  • O’s GM Dan Duquette: O’s fans really, really hate Jose Bautista

    Hardball Talk "Over the winter Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said that he would not pursue free agent outfielder Jose Bautista because Orioles fans didn’t like him. Whether that’s the real reason, as opposed to matters of cost, the team’s needs and Bautista’s value as a player going forward, is only..." March 22

  • Gibbons not concerned about Bautista's back injury

    MLB.com "While Jose Bautista being a last-minute scratch from Team Dominican Republic's lineup before Saturday's World Baseball Classic game due to back stiffness may have initially been a cause for alarm, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he is not concerned. Gibbons described Bautista's issue on..." March 20

  • Bautista held out of Dominican lineup with back stiffness

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is not in the Dominican Republic’s lineup tonight against the United States at the World Baseball Classic. According to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Bautista has some stiffness in his back." March 19

  • Photographer suing memorabilia store for use of Odor-Bautista pic

    ESPN "The fight between Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista last May has triggered another fight, this time in the courtroom. Rogelio Albert Pena, a Dallas-based photographer, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, alleging a picture he took of the fight was being sold by a..." March 15

  • Jose Bautista, humbled but not hurt, aims for Blue Jays revival at 36

    USA Today "Jose Bautista, slamming down two slices of pepperoni pizza, leaned back against the wall in front of his Toronto Blue Jays locker, allowing memories and emotions to come forth. Just four months ago, he cleaned out his Blue Jays’ locker at the Rogers Centre, having no idea whether he’d ever be..." March 09

  • John Gibbons on Jose Bautista: ‘I’ve never seen him look so good’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The early returns on the Toronto Blue Jays’ decision to re-sign Jose Bautista are quite promising. Just ask Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. “Tell you what, I’ve never seen him look so good,” Gibbons said Thursday of the 36-year-old Bautista, via the Toronto Sun. “He’s in great shape, he looks..." March 03

  • Bautista admits he 'could have handled things differently' last season

    Sportsnet "The path back to the Toronto Blue Jays from last spring to this one for Jose Bautista remains a subject filled with intrigue. It was last Feb. 22, almost exactly a year ago, when the franchise icon revealed that, at the club’s request, he’d delivered terms for a contract extension and stated..." February 20

  • Chris Davis: Jose Bautista is ‘easy to dislike’

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Davis made it pretty clear on Saturday that he’s no fan of Jose Bautista. Bautista re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays two weeks ago after going a few months on the free agent market. There was some speculation that the Baltimore Orioles would have interest in Bautista, but that didn’t..." January 28

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