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 Bautista has strong interest in playing for the Rays. Topkin says Bautista knows that he would likely be playing for a reduced cost than what he’s used to if he were to play for the Rays. The Rays have been slashing payroll, getting rid of players like Corey Dickerson, Jake Odorizzi and Evan Longoria, so a player who could offer upside at a low cost could have some appeal.
Bautista interested in playing for Rays
Larry Brown Sports | Feb 25