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Jose Bautista | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
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Jose Bautista finished 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Brewers.
Bautista doubled in the third inning and then slugged a three-run shot in the Jays' five-run sixth inning. Toronto managed 15 hits in all against rookie Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee bullpen. Bautista is batting .290/.406/.512 with 24 home runs, 24 doubles, and 77 RBI in 121 games this season. Aug 20 - 5:43 PM

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Jose Bautista was the hero in Sunday's marathon 6-5 victory over the Tigers, delivering a walkoff RBI single in the 19th inning to bring an end to the madness.

Bautista had struggled throughout the day until that point, as he finished the day 1-for-8 plus a pair of walks. The Jays loaded the bases with nobody out against Rick Porcello to begin the 19th inning, and Bautista responded with a deep fly to right field that easily cleared the drawn-in outfield. Joey Bats is now slashing .294/.411/.511 with 22 long balls and 70 RBI on the season.
Aug 10 - 7:56 PM

Jose Bautista finished 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three RBI on Wednesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles on Wednesday.

The two runs the Blue Jays scored in the first inning, sans Bautista's input, was more than enough for starter Drew Hutchison, but Bautista provided plenty of insurance. He belted a two-run home run in the second, and knocked in another run with a double in the sixth. The slugger's slash line remains at an astounding .297/.412/.525 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI.
Aug 6 - 9:59 PM

Jose Bautista finished 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in Thursday's win against the Astros.

Bautista staked the Jays to an early 1-0 lead with a first-inning home run off of starter Jake Buchanan. He helped tie the game up at 5-5 in the eighth inning with the sacrifice fly. The slugger has now gone yard 21 times this season with 63 RBI and a fantastic .293/.414/.519 slash line.
Jul 31 - 11:07 PM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Bautista was the extent of the Jays' offense on this night, slugging a three-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. It was his second multi-homer game of the season. He's now up to 20 home runs for the year, which ties him for ninth in the American League.
Jul 25 - 10:03 PM

Jose Bautista homered and doubled to lead the Blue Jays past the Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday.

The homer off Andrew Miller was his first since July 2 (and the first Miller has given up since May 13). Whether it's a coincidence or not, Bautista has slumped mightily with Edwin Encarnacion sidelined. Still, this makes back-to-back two-hit games for him for the first time since June 4-5.
Jul 24 - 12:40 AM

Jose Bautista finished as the top overall vote getter in the American League and will start in the outfield for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.

He'll be joined by Mike Trout, Adam Jones, Josh Donaldson, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, Salvador Perez and Nelson Cruz in the starting lineup for the American League. Perez was named as a replacement for Matt Wieters who was the leading vote getter behind the plate.
Jul 6 - 7:10 PM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) homered Tuesday in his return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup.

Bautista had been out since June 22 because of a mild left hamstring strain. His solo shot in the bottom of the first inning was off Brewers starter Marco Estrada and set the tone for a Toronto victory. "Joey Bats" is hitting .303/.430/.531 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI in 79 games this season.
Jul 1 - 4:27 PM

Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays' lineup as the designated hitter for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Bautista appeared as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, but this will be his first start since June 22 due to a mild left hamstring strain. Because he's starting out of the DH spot on Tuesday, Adam Lind will take a seat.
Jul 1 - 10:23 AM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) grounded into a fielder's choice as a pinch-hitter on Sunday.

"Joey Bats" is expected to return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Tuesday evening, after Monday's scheduled team off day. The slugger has been out since June 22 because of a mild left hamstring strain.
Jun 30 - 3:41 AM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) said he'll be available to pinch-hit Sunday.

Bautista felt good while testing out his left hamstring strain by running at 50-60 percent before the game. The hope remains that he'll be ready to be used in the designated hitter spot on Tuesday.
Jun 29 - 12:43 PM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) is hoping to return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers.

Bautista has been sidelined since June 22 with a mild hamstring strain. He has a strong batting line of .305/.433/.526 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI on the season.
Jun 28 - 5:45 PM

Jose Bautista remains out of the Blue Jays lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

It's the sixth straight start that the slugger has missed due to a left hamstring strain. He's expected to work out prior to the game and could be available as a pinch-hitter off the bench.
Jun 28 - 10:16 AM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) will run and work out Saturday pre-game to see if he'll be available to pinch-hit.

In other words, he's not going to start until at least Sunday. That means Bautista will have missed at least six straight starts since exiting Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring. The Blue Jays remain hopeful that the slugger can avoid a DL stint.
Jun 26 - 5:05 PM

Jose Bautista (hamstring) is out of the Blue Jays' lineup again on Thursday against the White Sox.

Bautista has now missed four consecutive games, but the Blue Jays remain optimistic that his mild left hamstring strain will not require a 15-day disabled list stint. Anthony Gose is playing right field Thursday.
Jun 26 - 3:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins