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Jose Bautista | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
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Jose Bautista (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
Bautista is dealing with a sore right shoulder, but this could just be a day off for match-up reasons. Facing Yankee starter Michael Pineda, Baustista is just 2-for-17 in his career. Edwin Encarnacion moves to DH in Bautista's place. May 5 - 3:47 PM

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Jose Bautista (shoulder) won't return to playing the outfield until at least next week.

Bautista won't start throwing until later this week as he tries to manage a sore right shoulder. The good news is that he'll keep playing, remaining in the designated hitter spot.
May 4 - 4:38 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a walk, a sacrifice fly, an RBI single, and a solo home run to help the Blue Jays win on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Bautista contributed a sacrifice fly to the Jays' five-run third inning, then helped kickstart a three-run fourth with an RBI single. In the eighth inning, he belted a solo home run off of Craig Breslow. Bautista returned to the lineup on Monday after battling a shoulder issue and went hitless, so it was good to see him swing well on Tuesday. He's batting .167/.333/.463 with five home runs and 13 RBI as the month of April nears its end.
Apr 28 - 10:33 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Monday.

He's in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup. Bautista admitted that he still has some soreness and tightness in his right shoulder, but he plans to play through it going forward after missing the previous five games. The slugger sports a .149/.322/.426 batting line with four home runs this season.
Apr 27 - 5:06 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is planning to take batting practice before Monday's game in Boston.

He won't be in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday night, but Bautista does expect to return at some point during this three-game series at Fenway Park. The 34-year-old slugger has been out since last Tuesday with a right shoulder strain. He had four home runs and 10 RBI in 14 games before the injury.
Apr 27 - 12:42 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping to return to the lineup during the series versus the Red Sox early this week.

Bautista hasn't played since Tuesday due to a sore right shoulder, although he reported continued improvement on Sunday. The club will ease the outfielder back into things in the designated hitter spot initially before eventually returning him to the field. Michael Saunders is in right field Sunday.
Apr 26 - 10:58 AM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is likely to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that Bautista's sore right shoulder is improving rapidly to the point that he's ruled out the possibility of a disabled list stint. The club will ease the outfielder back into things in the designated hitter spot initially before eventually returning him to the field.
Apr 24 - 4:54 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

The Jays are still confident that Joey Bats will be able to avoid the disabled list, but he'll miss a third straight contest with a right shoulder strain. Kevin Pillar is in right field Friday, with Steve Tolleson in left.
Apr 24 - 3:43 PM

The Blue Jays most likely won't be placing Jose Bautista (shoulder) on the disabled list.

Good signs here. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that Bautista "felt much better [on Thursday]." The slugger suffered a right shoulder strain on Tuesday trying to throw out Delmon Young at first base. While he's apparently improving, Bautista is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles. He'll try swinging on Friday and see how the shoulder reacts.
Apr 23 - 4:24 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday evening.

Bautista suffered a right shoulder strain Tuesday when he tried to gun Delmon Young out at first base from his position in right field. The slugger could be placed on the 15-day disabled list if he doesn't show improvement by the weekend. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field and Danny Valencia is in left field Thursday against the Orioles.
Apr 23 - 3:39 PM

Jose Bautista was unable to make warmup throws on Wednesday due to soreness in his right shoulder and could need a trip to the 15-day disabled list.

Bautista had been dealing with shoulder soreness for over a week and aggravated it Tuesday when he tried to throw Delmon Young out at first base from his position in right field. Kevin Pillar is starting Wednesday in Bautista's place. "Joey Bats" slugged his fourth home run of the season in Tuesday's rout of the Orioles but he has an odd .149/.322/.426 overall batting line.
Apr 22 - 4:09 PM

Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

We're sure it's a total coincidence that he's sitting one day after getting into it with a few Orioles players. Kevin Pillar is in right field Wednesday in Bautista's place, with Ryan Goins handling left.
Apr 22 - 3:49 PM

Jose Bautista hit a two-run home run -- his only hit in five at-bats -- in Tuesday's trouncing of the Orioles.

Bautista added insult to injury with a seventh-inning blast off of Jason Garcia, pushing the Blue Jays' lead to 13-4. He has four home runs, but has had numerous oh-for's and one-for's this season, resulting in a lopsided .149/.322/.426 triple-slash line. Like his struggling teammate Edwin Encarnacion, who homered twice on Tuesday, we don't expect his offensive woes to persist.
Apr 21 - 10:05 PM

Jose Bautista hit his first home run of the season as the Blue Jays overcame the Orioles' offense on Sunday.

Bautista had been 0-for-3 with a walk prior to his eighth-inning, two-run home run off of Darren O'Day. He entered the afternoon with only three hits in 20 plate appearances, having struck out nine times. The 34-year-old is a near-lock for 35-plus home runs in a fully healthy season, so we're not concerned about his slow start.
Apr 12 - 5:23 PM

Jose Bautista is in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

And he draws a delicious matchup against opposing hurler Ubaldo Jimenez who has a propensity to give up the long ball. Bautista left Friday's game with cramping in his calf, but it appears to have been a very minor issue. Make sure he's active and in lineups on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Miguel Castro
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Jeff Francis
8Andrew Albers