Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

    Toronto Star "The same day his months-long standoff with Sportsnet was made public, Jose Bautista said he will no longer boycott the Blue Jays’ official broadcaster. “The issue’s resolved and we’re moving on,” Bautista told The Star’s Richard Griffin before Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The..." August 27

  • Jose Bautista is boycotting SportsNet because they won’t pay for Devon Travis’ suit

    Toronto Star "While Sportsnet has enjoyed record-breaking ratings this month as the Blue Jays ramp up their first pennant race in more than 20 years, the team’s official broadcaster is also stuck in a protracted conflict with its highest-profile player. Jose Bautista has refused to do one-on-one interviews..." August 26

  • Cooler heads prevail: Yordano Ventura apologizes to Jose Bautista

    CBS Sports "Good news: The Yordano Ventura vs. Jose Bautista feud (background info here) appears to be over. After the Royals traveled from Toronto to Detroit, Ventura offered up his apology to the Blue Jays' slugger on Twitter. Rough translation (via Crewsett on Twitter): "At this moment I am..." August 04

  • Volquez calls Donaldson 'a little baby,' Ventura takes shot at Bautista

    The Score "A pair of AL heavyweights wasted no time exchanging verbal blows on the heels of a heated four-game series. The Toronto Blue Jays took three from the Kansas City Royals after Sunday's 5-2 win, one in which Royals starter Edinson Volquez kick-started the fireworks by plunking Blue Jays third..." August 03

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Bautista has left the game. #Bluejays

  • Blue Jays’ Bautista: ‘I feel great right now’

    Sportsnet "Four days of rest, therapy and rehab have eased the tightness in Jose Bautista’s troubled right shoulder, and the Toronto Blue Jays slugger is optimistic the injury can be managed enough to keep him playing through the second half. While he wouldn’t disclose precisely what the “little more..." July 19

  • Bautista: Shoulder treatment ‘smart thing to do’

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista experienced a flare-up of soreness in his right shoulder after making throws in the outfield during the Blue Jays series in Chicago last week, which is now holding him out of next week’s all-star game. “Listening to doctor’s recommendations, there’s some therapy and some rehab..." July 13

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    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    Jose Bautista has just been ejected from the game for arguing the second strike call. Just routine for this day. #Horrifying #Bluejays #Jays

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    Scott MacArthur @TSNScottyMac

    Would Bautista be in RF on Monday? "As of this moment, yes," said Gibbons. Could be elsewhere. LF? Gibbons won't look ahead. #BlueJays #MLB

  • Blue Jays' Bautista 'encouraged'

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista was back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous two games due to taking a cortisone shot to his right shoulder, but more important was the fact he was throwing before the game. Not only was Bautista the DH against the White Sox but before taking his cuts during BP he..." May 27

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Bautista'a goal is to be ready to play in RF a week from tonight, when they play in NL park with no DH

  • Toronto Blue Jays to Trade Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion?

    HNGN "The Toronto Blue Jays (18-23) lead the MLB in runs scored (212), but they rank 29th in ERA (4.76) and last in starter's ERA (5.24), which can explain why they're the last place team in the American League East. Should the club consider trading one of their two top hitters for pitching help? It..." May 21

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Jose Bautista told me this morning he expects to return to #BlueJays lineup "sometime in the next few days." Taking BP today.

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays don't expect to DL Jose Bautista. "He feels much better today" per Gibbons.

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    Jeff Blair @SNJeffBlair

    Bautista had MRI strained shoulder aggravated on throw. Out for couple of days.

  • The new turf at Rogers Centre is slow

    Toronto Star "It was suggested to Jose Bautista on Tuesday that the Rogers Centre’s new turf looks slower to the naked eye. “It looks slower to all kinds of eyes,” the Blue Jays right fielder deadpanned. “It’s weird, but we’re going to have to adjust,” he said. “It’s definitely a lot slower than it was in..." April 15

  • Struggles Latin Prospects Face by Jose Bautista

    The Player's Tribune "I'm trying to hand the phone to my teammates and they’re looking at it like it’s a bomb. I go to toss it to one of them and he puts his hands up. “No, no.” I go to hand it to another guy and he shakes his head. I look around the room and all five guys are looking at me like I’m crazy. I’m..." April 03

  • John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

    Hardball Talk "It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista..." August 25

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista takes diplomatic approach on the matter of trade deadline upgrades

    National Post "This may have been Jose Bautista at his most diplomatic. As he spoke, Bautista was sitting in a clubhouse riven by injuries and colonized by nine players who spent significant chunks of the season in Triple-A Buffalo. But the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger said he believes his team can remain a..." July 14

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Bautista was trying to stretch it out after that sacrifice bunt. He may have pulled something. #BlueJays

  • Buehrle solid, Bautista and Lawrie go deep to avert sweep

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista’s talent can sometimes be taken for granted. It’s not that he’s underrated. He’s been an all-star the last four seasons and he’s still the team’s most popular player. But since his 54-homer breakout in 2010, it has become easier and easier to forget just how good he is. You get used..." May 13

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    Howard Eskin @howardeskin

    #phillies GM Ruben Amaro deep in serious talks w #bluejays to acquire OF Jose Batista. Can also play 3rd. Phils would deal OF Dom Brown plus

  • Jose Bautista trade rumour heats up in Philadelphia

    Toronto Sun "There's been quite a bit of chatter on talk radio and social media about the possibility of a Jose Bautista trade this off-season. On Tuesday night, that talk progressed to another level following a tweet out of Philadelphia. Fox reporter Howard Eskin tweeted the Phillies are in serious..." November 13

  • Bautista for Brown trade rumour pure fantasy

    Sportsnet "The nonsense inherent to the GM meetings was whipping around like the howling winds in Orlando early Wednesday morning, with a report out of Philadelphia suggesting the Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays were working on a Jose Bautista for Domonic Brown-plus swap. Before things get all Yu Darvishy..." November 13

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Not a shock: teams are inquiring about Toronto RF Jose Bautista

  • Jays’ Bautista cleared for full-body workouts

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista continues to progress from the injury that caused him to miss the final six weeks of the 2013 season. The Toronto Blue Jays right fielder told Jim Bowden on SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch that he has been cleared for full-body workouts after getting a clean bill of health from..." November 07

  • Jose Bautista shut down for season

    Toronto Star "For the second year in a row Jose Bautista will finish his season on the disabled list as the Blue Jays announced Wednesday he will be shut down for the remainder of the season. The slugging right fielder has been on the disabled list for the last two weeks with nagging hip pain which has now..." September 05

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    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Jose Bautista shut down for the remainder of the season #bluejays announce.

  • Blue Jays place Bautista on DL with bruised hip

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista is eyeing an early September return to the lineup after the Toronto Blue Jays placed their all-star slugger on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left hip. The injury sustained an estimated two weeks ago when he pulled up while charging to home plate and planning to slide..." August 21

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Rangers have continued to ask about Encarnacion and Bautista but still appears that Blue Jays won't trade either one.

  • Blue Jays: Bautista, Encarnacion key late rally over Rangers

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays know they will see manager John Gibbons at the major league All-Star Game next month at New York’s Citi Field. But which Toronto player, or players, will join the skipper at the annual Midsummer Classic remains a question. With the game a month away, the Jays were in Texas on..." June 14

  • Jose Bautista powers Blue Jays past Rays

    Toronto Star "If the Blue Jays are going to turn around the disappointing start to their season it will be on the back of Jose Bautista. While he is not a vocal captain and demurs at the suggestion he is anything but one of the guys, Bautista showed once again on Wednesday night that he will lead this team..." May 23

  • Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has good reason to gripe with umpires over strike zone

    Toronto Star "His flagrant anger probably doesn’t do him any favours, but Jose Bautista has good reason to be miffed with major-league umpires. Since 2010, the Blue Jays’ slugger has received nearly 20 more incorrect strike calls than the average player, according to data compiled exclusively for the Toronto..." April 23

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    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    Bautista just addressed the assemblage, says he's still sore, but not tight. Not 100%, but ready to play.#Bluejays #Jays

  • Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista misses fourth straight game with back injury

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista will miss his fourth straight game with a sore back Thursday, as the Blue Jays wrap up their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox at the Rogers Centre. Bautista told reporters after Wednesday’s game that he doesn’t think he injured his back on a specific play, but started..." April 18

  • Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays’ lineup

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past three games with an ankle injury Jose Bautista is back in Toronto’s lineup at designated hitter for today’s game against the Tigers. Bautista tweaked his ankle sliding into second base Thursday and Rajai Davis filled in for him in right field during the three-game weekend..." April 09

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    Shi Davidi @

    Jose Bautista not in lineup, but stretching for BP. Hope is hes ready for Detroit on Tuesday

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    Danny Knobler @

    Jose Bautista, who jammed his right ankle last night, out of the lineup for Blue Jays vs. Red Sox tonight.

  • 'Mediocrity' miffs Jays' Bautista

    Toronto Sun "Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, he of the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, came bounding out of the clubhouse for pre-game batting practice, stopped suddenly, threw his arms up in the air and proclaimed: “Where’s all the media today?” For sure, the..." April 04

  • Jays' Bautista not a fan of Team Canada's tactics vs. Mexico

    Toronto Sun "Fight night was the topic of conversation of the day. The fight, of course, happened to be the brawl between Mexico and Canada in a wild contest Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic, a game that the Canucks eventually won 10-3. While understanding the motivation of all sides..." March 11

  • Jays' Bautista back at third? It could happen

    Toronto Sun "The naysayers and prognosticators of doom are no doubt dancing with delight what with the tweaked rib cage suffered by Brett Lawrie on Wednesday. The Blue Jays young third baseman will be lost for two to three weeks the Jays predicts but as any ‘nattering nabob of negativism’ can tell you,..." March 09

  • Blue Jays monitoring Bautista's plate passion

    Toronto Sun "John Gibbons has already noted that, on occasion, Jose Bautista can be a bit too demonstrative with umpires when a call doesn’t go his way. The manager, while seeking to minimize the problem, clearly doesn’t want his team labelled as a team of whiners. “It’s not like it’s a pressing issue but..." March 03

  • Most important Blue Jay? Jose Bautista

    ESPN "It looked like just another mighty hack at a 2-and-0 fastball on the inner half of the plate, the kind of pitch Jose Bautista has been pummeling for the past three years now. Little did anyone know it was about to become the swing that wrecked the Toronto Blue Jays' season, once and for all...." February 25

  • Blue Jays: Slugger Jose Bautista high on team’s chances

    Toronto Star "“The sky’s the limit.” Jose Bautista isn’t one to beat around the bush, at least not when it comes to assessing the vastly revamped Blue Jays and their chances for a playoff berth. “I know I’ve been on other teams and one that didn’t have a chance (to be in the playoffs), but this is different,..." February 13

  • Bautista expects Jays to be in the playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista added his voice Tuesday to the choir singing from the same page as Blue Jay spring training convenes for the 2013 season Wednesday morning. Two years ago, Bautista committed to a five-year $65-million contract that has subsequently been valued significantly under-market, given..." February 13

  • Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista: The sky’s the limit

    Toronto Star "“The sky’s the limit.” That was Jose Bautista’s response when asked about the Blue Jays chances for the upcoming American League season. It was the first day of spring training in Dunedin, with pitchers and catchers reporting Tuesday, and while optimism is always a part of every team’s..." February 12

  • Team Friendly Contracts Very Friendly

    Jays Journal "Back in the day on November 12, 2012 the Toronto Blue Jays were still considered a mediocre medium market team. For many years people had been saying that the Blue Jays were a sleeping giant. The Jays were a team on the rise and with the help of one the richest ownership groups and a stacked farm..." February 10

  • Looking Forward To A Healthy Bautista In 2013

    Jays Journal "The Blue Jays Winter Tour rolled into Toronto on Saturday, headlined by none other than the face of the franchise, Jose Bautista. Seeing him in Toronto again was a welcome sign for fans, but it was the words he spoke in regards to his injured wrist that had fans truly excited. "There is no..." January 06

  • Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: 'We're gonna be good'

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista stood behind the batting cage talking to 24 youngsters at the Rogers Centre Saturday afternoon. The campers wore normal attire, ball pants, helmets, batting gloves and jerseys. One blue top had Brett Lawrie's name on the back. There was one J.P. Arencibia, a Ricky Romero, a Colby..." January 06

  • Bautista declares repaired left wrist fully healed "The Blue Jays' offseason keeps getting better. Outfielder Jose Bautista, who has been rehabbing this offseason after undergoing left wrist surgery in early September, declared himself 100 percent healthy to a group of reporters before a Winter Tour event at Rogers Centre on..." January 06