Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • MLB host: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista is not a winning baseball player

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista is not a winning baseball player, says Casey Stern, MLB post-season host for TBS. Bautista is forever looking to be the hero, looking to hit a home run on every single swing, rather than try to put his team ahead by getting on base or tapping in a run, Stern told Dean Blundell &..." October 19

  • Jose Bautista has great quote about facing Indians’ Ryan Merritt

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays may be down 3-1 in the ALCS against the Cleveland Indians, but don’t tell that to Jose Bautista. The Blue Jays outfielder remains as confident as ever heading into Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday. In fact, he thinks Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt, who is scheduled to start..." October 19

  • Jose Bautista says there are 'circumstances' working against Blue Jays in ALCS

    CBS Sports "Monday night in Toronto, the Blue Jays will look to avoid falling into a dreaded 3-0 hole in the ALCS. The Indians won the first two games of the series in Cleveland. Games 3 and 4 will be played at Rogers Centre. Game 5 too, if necessary. The Blue Jays have been held to one run in two ALCS..." October 17

  • Bautista: Tulo brought Blue Jays poise, calmness "It seems like only yesterday that Troy Tulowitzki was baseball's new superstar shortstop. He'd grown up watching Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra and Alex Rodriguez set the standard for greatness at the position. Tulowitzki took bits and pieces from all of them and blended them into his game,..." October 14

  • Why is Jose Bautista so loathed?

    ESPN "There was a time when Jose Bautista could be quite pleasing. While in Kansas City many summers ago, he was young and polite and used to wave in acknowledgement of the Right Field Rowdies, a group of diehards who came to every game despite the fact that the Royals were not very good. A member of..." October 04

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista headed to 15-day DL; Junior Lake recalled

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee sustained in Tuesday night’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The club has called up outfielder Junior Lake from triple-A Buffalo. Bautista injured the knee in the third inning when he..." August 10

  • Jose Bautista, Nationals rumour ‘makes zero sense

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista‘s future with the Toronto Blue Jays remains up in the air, but it remains extremely unlikely the club moves the pending free agent before the Aug 1. non-waiver trade deadline. A report surfaced Wednesday night from Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post that the Washington Nationals..." July 28

  • Report: Nationals have inquired about Bautista

    The Score "The Washington Nationals' primary focus is on the bullpen heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, though general manager Mike Rizzo appears to be eyeing some outfield offense as well. Rizzo has reportedly inquired about Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, sources told Barry Svrluga..." July 27

  • Bautista insists no extra precautions necessary as he rejoins Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista insists no extra precautions will be necessary as he rejoins the Toronto Blue Jays after a five-week layoff with turf toe. "I’m going to go out there and play baseball," the right-fielder said before Monday’s series opener against the San Diego Padres. "That’s about as honest as..." July 26

  • Jose Bautista: I’m ready to return to the Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista is starting to feel like his old self. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder, who has been out since mid-June with turf toe, acknowledged his toe isn’t yet 100 per cent but he feels he’s healthy enough to come up to the big-leagues once he completes his rehab assignment this weekend..." July 23

  • Bautista set to rehab with Bisons

    TSN "Jose Bautista will suit up for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Friday as part of his rehab assignment. The Blue Jays outfielder will also play for Single-A Dunedin on Wednesday to test his turf toe injury. The injury has forced the 35-year-old slugger to miss the last 26 games. Toronto has..." July 20

  • Bautista could return from toe injury Monday

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays could welcome Jose Bautista back into their lineup as early as Monday, as the six-time All-Star continues to make progress from a toe injury and will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Bautista's been sidelined since June 16 after jamming his big..." July 19

  • Blue Jays interested in ‘Cespedes-type deal’ for Bautista

    Today's Knuckleball "Two of the Toronto Blue Jays’ big sluggers are due to be free agents at the end of the year. Edwin Encarnacion has made it clear that he won’t negotiate in season, but what does the future hold for Jose Bautista? Bautista is known to want $150 million for five years, as first reported by Rick..." July 14

  • Rapper uses Odor's punch as cover photo in Drake diss track

    The Score "Baseball rivalries are apparently the hottest way to hype up a rap feud. Early Wednesday morning, Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden released a diss track aimed at Toronto artist Drake titled "Wake," but Budden took it a step further by using Rougned Odor's infamous punch to the face of Jose..." July 06

  • Blue Jays aren't expecting Jose Bautista to return before the break

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista’s injury layoff could run a lot longer than his disabled-list due date suggests. Bautista has been on the DL since June 16 with a toe injury, and a good indicator for how much longer he will be sidelined will surface this weekend. He was scheduled to be in a walking boot for two..." July 01

  • Bautista out at least 2 more weeks with turf toe

    The Score "Jose Bautista will remain in a walking boot for at least two more weeks after a specialist diagnosed the Toronto Blue Jays slugger with turf toe in his ailing left foot. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Bautista will be re-assessed in a couple weeks, according to Sportsnet's Shi..." June 21

  • Bautista to see specialist for more tests on injured toe "Jose Bautista will travel to Charlotte, N.C., on Monday to undergo further tests on his injured left big toe. After that, the Blue Jays should be able to provide a timetable for his return. Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday afternoon with a hyperextended toe. The Blue Jays..." June 19

  • The Blue Jays will be just fine without Jose Bautista

    SB Nation "The news came down yesterday that José Bautista would be headed to the disabled list after he and the outfield wall at Citizens Bank Park had a sudden and unpleasant meeting. His sprained left big toe is the culprit, and it’ll keep him out of action for two weeks. Normally this would inspire..." June 18

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista leaves game after crashing into outfield fence

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista left Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning after crashing into the right field fence while chasing a fly ball. He was diagnosed with “left big toe soreness” and sent for precautionary X-rays. After the game,..." June 17

  • Blue Jays place Jose Bautista on disabled list

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-fielder Jose Bautista on the disabled list Friday. Bautista was diagnosed with left big toe soreness after crashing into the right-field fence while chasing a fly ball in Philadelphia Thursday." June 17

  • Odor: 'Perhaps he was wrong, and perhaps I was also wrong'

    ESPN "Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been a regular starter in the Texas infield for three seasons, but he didn't become a household name until last month, when he threw the punch heard 'round the world. Odor was suspended for eight games for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista after the Blue Jays..." June 16

  • Jose Bautista expected to return to Blue Jays’ lineup Monday

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista sat out his third straight game due to tightness in his hip flexor on Sunday, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says he expects his right fielder to return to the lineup for Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is likely, however that Bautista, who suffered the..." June 13

  • Bautista exits early with thigh tightness

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was removed early from Thursday's game against the Baltimore Orioles due to tightness in his right thigh, and is considered day to day. With two outs in the sixth inning, Bautista drew a six-pitch walk from Orioles reliever Dylan Bundy but could be..." June 10

  • Cubs to trade for Jose Bautista if Blue Jays make him available

    Sportsrageous "The Chicago Cubs are still the best team in baseball after the first two months of the 2016 season with a 39-16 record. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Cubs still want to improve their roster as they are reportedly interested in Jose Bautista if ever the Toronto Blue Jays make him..." June 09

  • Jose Bautista's famous bat flip is now on the cover of a cereal box "The greatest honor a human being can achieve are, in order: - Nobel Peace Prize - #FF from @POTUS - Cover of a cereal box For Jose Bautista, that dream has come true. For fans living north of the border, you can now pick up a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with Bautista's face, or, even..." June 05

  • MLB commissioner writes Toronto students letter about Bautista-Odor

    Sportsnet "When Rougned Odor cracked Jose Bautista across the jaw in mid-May it really did have an impact on baseball fans of all ages. Following the now-infamous incident, April Stevens, a fourth grade teacher at Toronto’s Humbercrest Public School, had her students write MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a..." June 04

  • Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion envision Boston as landing spot

    MLB Daily Dish "Blue Jays sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion "both envision the Red Sox as a possible winter landing spot," according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports Network. Both players will be free agents after the season. Boston could be in the market for a slugger if designated hitter David Ortiz..." June 02

  • Jose Bautista on free agency: ‘I’d be stupid to leave’ Toronto

    SI "Though he has tabled contract negotiations until after the season, Blue Jays rightfielder Jose Bautista told Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci that he has not ruled out a return to Toronto. “I love the city,” Bautista told Verducci in this week’s issue of the magazine. “I’d be stupid to..." May 31

  • Jose Bautista on Rougned Odor punch: ‘He was looking for a fight’

    SI "Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista opened up about his fight with Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in an article by Tom Verducci in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. Odor caught Bautista flush in the face with a punch after Bautista slid through second base in Odor’s direction during..." May 31

  • Bautista weighs in on Utley drama with cryptic tweet

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista offered a sarcastic take on Saturday's drama at Citi Field with a tweet that appears to compare the Chase Utley-Noah Syndergaard drama with his heated at-bat versus Matt Bush two weeks ago in Texas. " May 29

  • Bautista: MLB depriving fans of watching me play

    The Score "Jose Bautista's one-game suspension for an altercation with Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor was upheld by Major League Baseball on Friday after his appeal was denied. The slugger wasn't pleased with the outcome and believes MLB owes an explanation to the fans about why the decision..." May 27

  • Jose Bautista’s suspension upheld, will miss opener vs. Red Sox

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista‘s one-game suspension has been upheld, so he will sit out the Toronto Blue Jays‘ series opener versus the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. " May 27

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista has suspension appeal hearing Thursday

    Toronto Star "It will be an early wake-up call and a busy morning for Jose Bautista on Thursday, as he has an in-person hearing scheduled at MLB headquarters in downtown Manhattan followed by the Blue Jays’ series finale against the Yankees in the Bronx. Bautista is appealing his one-game suspension for..." May 24

  • Raptors' DeMarre Carroll Tells Jose Bautista He's Got His Back If Another Fight Breaks Out

    Complex "If Jose Bautista ever finds himself in another conflict with Rougned Odor or anyone else, the Toronto Raptors' DeMarre Carroll wants him to know that he's got his back. During Sunday's Blue Jays-Rangers game, Odor caught Bautista with a solid punch to the face, sparking a huge brawl with both..." May 20

  • Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor Earns Free BBQ For Life For Punching Jose Bautista

    Dallas Eater "During Sunday’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor lobbed the punch heard ‘round the world at Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. The punch, which earned Odor an eight game suspension from Major League Baseball, also scored him a pretty..." May 20

  • Rangers Affiliate To Sell Alcoholic Drink In Honor Of Rougned Odor’s Punch

    NESN "Baseball suspended Rougned Odor eight games for rearranging Jose Bautista’s face with his fist, but that’s not going to stop one Texas Rangers minor league affiliate from capitalizing on the punch. The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders introduced an alcoholic energy drink in honor of the Rangers second..." May 18

  • Price: I'll endorse Bautista anytime

    The Score "David Price has no problem standing in Jose Bautista's corner. The Boston Red Sox ace admitted Tuesday that while the general public's perception of the slugger may not be entirely favorable - even more so after Sunday's bench-clearing brawl - spending half a season as his Toronto Blue Jays..." May 17

  • Bautista suspended 1 game for brawl with Rangers

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista received a one-game suspension for his role in Sunday's benches-clearing brawl against the Texas Rangers as well as his postgame comments, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday." May 17

  • Chipper Jones implies Jose Bautista is not liked around baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre is expected to announce disciplinary action against those involved in Sunday’s brawl between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers as soon as Tuesday. While some have predicted a lengthy suspension for Rougned Odor because he actually landed a punch, others..." May 17

  • Rangers’ Odor on Bautista punch: ‘I was just trying to protect myself’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rougned Odor said that he expects to be suspended by Major League Baseball, but the Texas Rangers’ second baseman said that he doesn’t regret punching Jose Bautista on Sunday because he felt he needed to defend himself. Odor spoke to the media Monday afternoon before the Rangers opened a..." May 17

  • MLB Star Jose Bautista -- 'No Medical Attention' ... After Punch to the Face

    TMZ "It looked worse than it actually was ... because Jose Bautista did NOT require any sort of medical attention after taking that hard overhand right to the face this weekend, TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with Bautista's agent, Jay Alou, who tells us straight up -- "Everything is fine, Jose..." May 16

  • How long will Rougned Odor be suspended for punching Jose Bautista?

    MLB Daily Dish "Twitter was abuzz Sunday as fans on both sides of the border argued about the fallout from the Jose Bautista-Rougned Odor brawl in Arlington. While I won't dive into my personal feelings on the incident in this space, I thought it would be useful to try to predict the length of the suspension..." May 16

  • Toronto writer on Rangers-Blue Jays brawl: 'Matt Bush is an idiot. Rougned Odor is a punk'

    Sports Day "Add Toronto Star writer Richard Griffin to the list of people not pulling punches this weekend. In a column looking at the Rangers-Blue Jays brawl, including Rougned Odor's movie-like punch of Jose Bautista, Griffin calls Rangers pitcher Matt Bush an "idiot" and Odor a "punk." And that's just..." May 16

  • Canseco: Bautista should beat Odor 'prison style'

    The Score "From one Jose to another, Canseco has Bautista's back. The former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder piped in on Twitter after Rougned Odor's right hook to Bautista triggered two bench-clearings in Sunday afternoon's game, calling the punch a "cheap shot." As far as we know, Canseco's only..." May 16

  • Blue Jays' John Gibbons: Rangers 'gutless' for throwing at Jose Bautista, starting melee

    Sporting News "The Rangers' plunking of Blue Jays star Jose Bautista was revenge eight months in the making, Toronto manager John Gibbons said Sunday from the clubhouse after tensions ran high and benches cleared twice during Texas' 7-6 win. "It was gutless," said Gibbons (via, who was one of eight..." May 16

  • Rangers out of line in brawl with Blue Jays

    ESPN "If you want to keep a scorecard of the bad blood between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers and where everything fits into the nebulous world of the baseball code, it goes something like this: Jose Bautista: Excessive bat flip and stare-down after mammoth, series-turning home run off Sam..." May 16

  • Bautista plays 1,000th game with Blue Jays

    The Score "Jose Bautista was once property of five different teams in 2004. On Saturday, he suited up for his 1,000th game with one. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder became just the 11th player in franchise history to play 1,000 games with the club, something nobody could have envisioned when his tenure..." May 15

  • Bautista backs Colabello's defense of failed PED test

    Toronto Star "Speaking at an event Friday in support of an organization that cautions young athletes against using performance-enhancing drugs, Jose Bautista said he believes Chris Colabello’s claim he did not knowingly ingest the anabolic steroid for which he tested positive earlier this year. “If anything,..." May 14

  • Bautista picking his spots with throws in right field

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista is being more selective about when he unleashes his throwing arm in right field, as his shoulder remains at about "85-90 per cent" of full strength after last year’s strain. The Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder, who has one outfield assist so far this season, suffered the injury..." April 26