Before Monday night's game at Yankee Stadium, Blue Jays manager John Farrell made a point of gathering his team together to impress upon them the importance of this six-game road trip through New York and Boston.

It wasn't a rallying cry, Farrell said. Not even a speech.

But his message was clear: this week's games have the potential to define their season.

"Not only who we are, but what we're capable of."

Farrell's challenge to his charges has now taken on a whole new meaning.

The team's best player, Jose Bautista, injured the tendons in his left wrist in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees. The extent of the injury is still unknown, but X-rays showed no broken bones. Bautista will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.