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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 ripped his 15th home run of the season and walked in a winning effort versus the Rays on Monday, finishing 1-for-4.
Bautista homered to lead off the sixth inning, sparking a four-run rally. He's homered in back-to-back games and eight times in the month of June. Along with 15 homers total, Bautista has knocked in 50 runs and has a highly productive .260/.401/.543 triple-slash line. Jun 22 - 10:45 PM

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Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Bautista's two-run blast in the fourth inning put the Jays ahead after they had been down 7-0, but they were then outscored 4-0 the rest of the way. The slugger has 14 home runs and 49 RBI to go along with his .260/.401/.535 batting line this season.
Jun 21 - 4:55 PM

Jose Bautista hit a pair of solo home runs, but the Blue Jays' 11-game winning streak was nevertheless halted with an 11-inning loss to the Mets on Monday.

Bautista, who finished 2-for-4 with a walk, provided the Jays' only offense, homering in the first inning and again in the ninth inning to tie the game at 2-2. The outfielder has 13 home runs on the year along with 40 RBI and a .251/.383/.523 triple-slash line.
Jun 15 - 10:58 PM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a walk and two solo home runs, and he scored the winning run in Sunday's walk-off win against the Astros.

Bautista started the scoring early with a solo home run in the first inning. He tacked on another solo shot in the seventh, reducing the Jays' deficit to 6-4. In the ninth, he reached on an infield single, then executed a double-steal with Jose Reyes to get into scoring position. Bautista then came around to score the winning run on Chris Colabello's walk-off single. The veteran slugger has hit four home runs in his last four games, giving him 11 on the year with 36 RBI, 39 runs scored, and a .262/.395/.541 batting line. Bautista is also on an 11-game hitting streak.
Jun 7 - 4:20 PM

Jose Bautista smacked a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

Bautista has now homered in back-to-back games and has hit safely in nine straight games. His shoulder is clearly feeling better, as he made the start in right field Friday even though the Blue Jays had the DH spot available again.
Jun 5 - 9:49 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run as the Blue Jays skated to an 8-0 victory over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Bautista knocked in the first of four first-inning runs with a single. He added unnecessary insurance, making it 8-0 with a solo home run in the ninth inning. Bautista now has eight home runs and 32 RBI with a .247/.378/.488 batting line. Notable: he was in right field for the third consecutive game, including both games of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Jun 3 - 9:29 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) will start in right field for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

Bautista was slated to play right field Monday before the game was postponed due to rain. He has been limited to DH duties since April 21 due to right shoulder inflammation, but has felt some improvement since a cortisone shot last week. We still wouldn't count on seeing him in right field on an everyday basis, but this is a good sign for the Blue Jays.
Jun 2 - 11:11 AM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is starting in right field for the Blue Jays on Monday evening.

Bautista was limited to designated hitter duties for over a month because of inflammation in his right shoulder and he will probably still need some days off from the outfield here and there over the next few weeks. Justin Smoak is starting at first base Monday at Nationals Park and Edwin Encarnacion is on the bench.
Jun 1 - 3:42 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that he's optimistic Jose Bautista (shoulder) will be ready to play right field on Monday.

Bautista has been limited to designated hitter duty since late April due to a sore right shoulder. He's been throwing regularly since receiving a cortisone shot last weekend, though, and hasn't had any setbacks. The Blue Jays will be in Washington on Monday and not have the DH spot available.
May 29 - 5:41 PM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI as the Blue Jays won in a slugfest against the White Sox.

Bautista gave the Jays a 3-2 lead in the third inning with a two-run ground-rule double. He added a two-run double in the fifth to give the Jays a 6-5 lead, then tacked on one more run with his third double in the seventh to make it a 7-6 game. Bautista has knocked in at least one run in nine of his last 11 games and is now batting .231/.373/.485 with seven home runs and 30 RBI on the season.
May 26 - 10:52 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Bautista missed back-to-back games after getting a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Sunday, but he's apparently feeling better. He's serving as the DH in his return to the lineup, but hopes to play in the outfield again next week.
May 26 - 2:49 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping to be available to play the outfield in one week.

The Blue Jays will be in Washington that night and will not have the designated hitter spot available. Bautista sat out a second straight game Monday after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, but he could feel well enough to be back in there at DH on Tuesday against the White Sox.
May 25 - 4:46 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Monday.

Bautista also sat out Sunday after getting a cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder. He's been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a month, but the Blue Jays are expected to keep the slugger active and continue using him as their primary designated hitter. Edwin Encarnacion is at DH on Monday against the White Sox and Justin Smoak is at first base.
May 25 - 3:37 PM

Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's lineup after being given a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder.

Bautista has been dealing with the shoulder malady for over a month now and just can't get over the hump. It appears at this point that he'll continue to play through it, although he'll have to keep doing it in the designated hitter spot.
May 24 - 11:11 AM

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

It looks like just a routine day off. Edwin Encarnacion is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Justin Smoak handling first base and Ezequiel Carrera covering right field.
May 24 - 10:48 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Todd Redmond