In an announcement that represented both bad news and good news for the Blue Jays, it was determined on Tuesday that all-star right fielder Jose Bautista will undergo season-ending surgery to repair damage in his left wrist that had destabilized a sheath that housed a tendon, causing him pain during certain swings.

The bad news is that their best player, the two-time defending major-league home run champion and the key to the Jays' offence will be lost for the season. The good news is that, after traveling to Cleveland to see hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham, there is a certain closure to what had been lingering questions about Bautista's future health.