Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 MLB.com. 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

  • 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

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