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Jose Bautista | Outfielder | #19

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 20 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Bautista has been diagnosed with turf toe.
He'll be in a walking boot for the next two weeks, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, which means this absence could extend out to a full month. Bautista was officially placed on the disabled list last Friday after injuring his left big toe on the base of the wall last Thursday against the Phillies. Ezequiel Carrera should see most of the starts in right field while Joey Bats is sidelined. Jun 21 - 4:32 PM

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Jose Bautista is scheduled to have his injured left big toe examined by a specialist on Monday in Charlotte.

The Jays should have a better idea on the potential timetable for his recovery after that consultation. Until then, Ezequiel Carrera will hold down the fort in right field.
Jun 18 - 1:57 PM

Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left big toe strain.

Bautista left Thursday's game against the Phillies after injuring the toe. He still needs to undergo more tests, so a timetable for the outfielder's return is up in the air. Ezequiel Carrera seems likely to pick up most of the at-bats in right field and the leadoff spot while Bautista is out.
Jun 17 - 3:50 PM

Jose Bautista left Thursday's game against the Phillies with left big toe soreness.

Bautista hit his toe against the base of the wall while chasing down a ball in right field during the seventh inning. He's headed for precautionary X-rays. Joey Bats went 1-for-4 with an RBI single before exiting. Ryan Goins took over for Bautista in right field with Devon Travis entering the game at second base.
Jun 16 - 10:16 PM

Jose Bautista (quad) is back in right field Wednesday against the Phillies.

He was limited to designated hitter duties for a bit because of quad soreness. Joey Bats will hit second Wednesday night against Phillies righty Jeremy Hellickson.
Jun 15 - 3:45 PM

Jose Bautista (quad) will serve as the designated hitter again on Tuesday.

Bautista served as the DH on Monday after sitting out the weekend due to quad soreness. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the outfield, but the Blue Jays are understandably easing him back into things.
Jun 14 - 10:20 AM

Jose Bautista (quad) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout Monday against the Phillies in his return to action.

Bautista sat out the weekend due to right quad soreness, but he felt well enough to return as the designated hitter on Monday. He should be ready to return to the field soon.
Jun 14 - 8:45 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after Sunday's game that he expects Jose Bautista (quad) to return to the lineup on Monday.

Gibbons added that Bautista will serve as the designated hitter at first before he's ready to return to the outfield, meaning Ezequiel Carrera is likely to play another couple of games while Justin Smoak may be on the pine. Bautista hasn't played since injuring his right quad during Thursday's contest.
Jun 12 - 5:11 PM

Jose Bautista (quad) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Bautista hasn't played since injuring his right quad on Thursday. He worked out on the field prior to Saturday's game, so he should be back in there in a day or two. Ezequiel Carrera has taken his spot in right field and at the top of the lineup.
Jun 12 - 10:27 AM

Jose Bautista (quad) is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

He tested out his injured quad before the game and isn't quite ready to return, to he'll sit another day. Expect him to return to the Jays lineup on Sunday.
Jun 11 - 11:44 AM

Jose Bautista will test out his injured quadriceps before Saturday's game and still hopes to return to the starting lineup.

Manager John Gibbons is holding off on releasing Saturday's lineup until Bautista tries to give it a go. If he's unable to return on Saturday, he's getting very close and should be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Jun 11 - 11:30 AM

Jose Bautista left Thursday's game against the Orioles with right thigh tightness.

He was lifted for a pinch-runner in the sixth inning after going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. The Blue Jays are calling Bautista day-to-day. Ezequiel Carrera replaced Bautista in right field and could start there Friday night against Baltimore.
Jun 9 - 10:32 PM

Jose Bautista went 1-for-6 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Red Sox.

Bautista smashed a two-run homer off Red Sox ace David Price in the fifth inning for his lone hit on the afternoon. He also struck out twice in his six trips to the plate. For the season, the veteran slugger is slashing .240/.373/.497 with 12 doubles, 11 homers and 37 RBI across 183 at-bats.
May 29 - 5:41 PM

Major League Baseball has upheld Jose Bautista's one-game suspension.

Bautista tried to get the suspension thrown out via the appeals process but was denied. He'll serve the suspension on Friday against the Red Sox. Ezequiel Carrera is getting a start in right field in Bautista's place.
May 27 - 3:23 PM

Jose Bautista (suspension) is in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday versus the Yankees.

Bautista had his one-game suspension appeal hearing Thursday morning in New York City, but a ruling probably won't come for another couple days. He is batting leadoff Thursday afternoon against CC Sabathia.
May 26 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo