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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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ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Blue Jays plan to have long-term extension talks with the agents of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion during spring training.
Both players are currently set to hit free agency following the 2016 campaign. It seems unlikely that Toronto would be able to afford both on a long-term deal, but they're going to engage with each player in talks soon. New Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told the Canadian Press that the team would "love to have both of them" remain Blue Jays beyond this season. "And the more we've learned about them, that has only increased our interest in keeping them here," Atkins said. "The challenge lies in placing a value on that and then agreeing on a contract." Bautista turned 35 last October, while Encarnacion turned 33 last month. The latter has set a deadline of Opening Day for extension talks. Feb 5 - 4:41 PM

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In an interview with Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins indicated that the club will meet with Jose Bautista this week to discuss a possible contract extension.

The 35-year-old slugger is set to earn $14 million in his final season with the Jays in 2015. If the two sides are unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension, there's a chance he could be made available at the trade deadline. Bautista slashed .250/.377/.536 with 40 homers and 114 RBI over 153 contests for the Jays in 2015.
Jan 10 - 5:50 PM

Blue Jays exercised OF Jose Bautista's $14 million club option for 2016.

It was a no-brainer decision for the Toronto front office. Bautista amassed 40 homers and 114 RBI this season while posting a .250/.377/.536 batting line. He also enjoyed a very productive postseason.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Jose Bautista belted a pair of home runs on Friday night, but it wasn't enough for the Blue Jays to overcome the Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Joey Bats got the Jays on the board with a solo blast off Royals starter Yordano Ventura in the fourth inning. He then added a dramatic two-run shot in the eighth that tied the game at 3-3 just before a lengthy rain delay. Bautista certainly carried his weight in the postseason, slashing .293/.408/.659 with four homers and 11 RBI.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:20:00 AM

The Blue Jays are rolling with their standard lineup for Monday's Game 3 of the ALCS against the Royals.

No craziness from manager John Gibbons here. The full Blue Jay lineup: Ben Revere LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Chris Colabello 1B, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Russell Martin C, Kevin Pillar CF, Ryan Goins 2B. Marcus Stroman will start opposite Royals ace Johnny Cueto as the Jays try desperately to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-seven series.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Jose Bautista slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in a wild seventh inning as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 6-3 in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday to advance to the ALCS.

It was the exclamation point on one of the craziest innings in recent memory. After the Rangers took the lead on a deflection at home plate in the top of the seventh inning, three Texas errors opened the door for Toronto's rally in the bottom of the inning. Josh Donaldson tied the game with a blooper over the head of second baseman Rougned Odor before Bautista took Sam Dyson deep and sent Rogers Centre into a frenzy. Young closer Roberto Osuna was able to protect the lead from there and lock down the clinching victory. The Blue Jays will meet either the Astros or Royals in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday.

Bautista was forced from Game 1 with a cramp in his right hamstring, but he's expected to be fine. The slugger launched a solo home run on Thursday before having to exit. He's in right field and hitting third on Friday.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 5-3 Game 1 ALDS loss to the Rangers.

Bautista socked a solo home run in the sixth inning off Rangers reliever Keone Kela. His blast inched the Blue Jays to within 4-3 on the scoreboard, but ace David Price would surrender a solo home run of his own in the top of the next frame and the Blue Jays would ultimately lose 5-3. No time to dwell. They'll look to rebound in Game 2 behind starter Marcus Stroman on Friday. Bautista was lifted from the field during the ninth inning due to a right hamstring issue, but it's not expected to keep him from the lineup.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 06:38:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Jose Bautista (hamstring) was lifted for precautionary reasons in the ninth inning of Thursday's ALDS Game 1 loss to the Rangers.

Bautista started to jog to the field in the top of the ninth inning, but he stopped up and was later seen being escorted down the steps of the clubhouse. The right hamstring strain is being deemed minor. There's a good chance he plays in Game 2 on Friday.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Jose Bautista went 0-for-0 with three walks in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Bautista's clearly saving his swings for further October play, as all three of his at-bats resulted in walks on Sunday. With that quiet day in the books, the 34-year-old slugger can lay to rest a .250/.377/.536 triple-slash, plus 40 homers and 114 RBI. He's as reliable as they come in the game.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Jose Bautista hit his 40th home run of the season in Wednesday's thrashing of the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader.

Bautista had a quiet afternoon before getting in on the fun with the solo blast in the ninth inning. It's the third time in his career and the first time since 2011 that Bautista has reached the 40-homer plateau. The 34-year-old is having another terrific offensive season overall, batting .252/.376/.542 with 113 RBI and 107 runs scored.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Jose Bautista blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four, powering the Blue Jays to a 10-8 victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

Joey Bats clubbed a three-run homer to get the Jays on the board in the first inning then added a solo shot in the eighth to cap off their scoring. He also drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 with four RBI. Bautista is now hitting .252/.377/.543 with 39 home runs and 110 RBI on the season. With his next home run, he'll eclipse the 40-homer plateau for the third time in his career.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Jose Bautista smacked a solo homer against the Rays on Friday.

He also drew his league-leading 103rd walk. Bautista has six home runs this month and 37 for the year. He hasn't had that many home runs in a season since 2011.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI, two walks and three runs scored in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Both homers were solo shots. He drove in a third run with a bases loaded walk in the 11th inning. Bautista has already matched his home run total from last year with 35. He's one RBI from hitting the century mark for the second straight year.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a two-run single Monday against the Red Sox.

Bautista has knocked in seven runs over his last three games. He's now up to 96 RBI on the year, putting him four shy of his second straight 100-RBI season and the fourth of his career.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy