Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jays to explore extensions for Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion

    ESPN "Jose Bautista wants to play his entire career for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team intends to explore an extension that could make that happen once both sides arrive in spring training later this month, sources told ESPN on Friday. Bautista, 35, told the Canadian Press on Thursday that he..." February 06

  • How much should the Blue Jays spend to keep Bautista?

    The Score "Talk of Jose Bautista's future with the Toronto Blue Jays has stretched beyond the Canadian border of late. Struck at a recent "Pitch Talks" by impassioned pleas (from fans and local writers alike) for the club to retain the 35-year-old superstar beyond 2016, Ken Rosenthal has since invited an..." February 04

  • Blue Jays' new execs still getting to know Bautista, Encarnacion

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is trying to familiarize himself with his new surroundings before jumping into the deep end. The first-time GM's been on the job for under two months. He and team president Mark Shapiro are looking to get acquainted with soon-to-be free-agent..." January 30

  • Blue Jays to meet with Bautista next week about extension

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro said Wednesday that the club expects to open dialogue with Jose Bautista next week about a possible contract extension. Shapiro, who said he anticipates meeting with Bautista in Tampa, also revealed during his appearance on Sportsnet 590 The Fan..." January 14

  • GM: Blue Jays want open dialogue with Bautista, Encarnacion

    Sportsnet "With just ten months remaining before Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hit free agency, the Toronto Blue Jays are planning to have ‘open dialogue’ with the two sluggers. “We want to win and Jose and Edwin want to win,” GM Ross Atkins told Brady & Walker on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Monday...." January 11

  • Blue Jays GM: No extension offers yet to Bautista, Encarnacion

    The Score "With their roster for the 2016 campaign more or less in place, the new decision-makers in the Toronto Blue Jays' front office are now expected to direct their focus toward the future. And determining whether or not that future will include Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion - the two..." January 11

  • Bautista defends bat flip: 'You're kidding yourself if you think baseball isn't a show'

    The Score "Jose Bautista delivered the bat flip heard around the world in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Texas Rangers, and now that the dust has settled with the 2015 season in the rear view mirror, the Toronto Blue Jays slugger is reflecting on the controversial celebration. In a column titled "Are You..." November 09

  • Blue Jays exercise options on Bautista, Dickey, Encarnacion

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have officially exercised 2016 team options on Jose Bautista ($14 million), R.A. Dickey ($12 million) and Edwin Encarnacion ($10 million). Meanwhile, the Blue Jays declined a $3 million option for Maicer Izturis, paying a $1 million buyout instead. Bautista and..." November 03

  • Bautista performing balancing act at the plate "The American League Championship Series has become a grueling test of Jose Bautista's patience. The Blue Jays' No. 3 hitter badly wants to do damage in run-scoring opportunities, but the Royals aren't giving him all that much to hit. And so Bautista is constantly fighting himself, toeing the line..." October 22

  • Derek Holland calls Jose Bautista “a tired act”

    Hardball Talk "Rangers starter Derek Holland was on KRLD-FM 105.3 in Dallas and was asked about Jose Bautista. He calls Bautista “a tired act.” He also says “I’m not a big fan of him,” saying “he complains about every single thing,” and saying, in response to his famous bat flip, “trust me, nobody likes it.”..." October 21

  • Bautista says 'no confusion' over misplayed ball

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays star outfielder Jose Bautista says there was "no confusion" over a ball hit between him and second baseman Ryan Goins during the club's seventh-inning collapse in Game 2 of the ALCS. With the Blue Jays and starter David Price staked to a 3-0 lead, Ben Zobrist's shallow popup..." October 18

  • Jose Bautista does not need to “calm that down” and “respect the game”

    Hardball Talk "Rangers reliever Sam Dyson is pretty good. Had a nice year (154 ERA+ in 75 appearances). He likely has a good future working out of bullpens around the league and, as far as any of us know, is a hell of a guy. Maybe a husband. Maybe a father. Good neighbor. Loyal lodge member. Let’s just grant him..." October 15

  • Sam Dyson whines about Jose Bautista bat flip

    Larry Brown Sports "Sam Dyson is upset about giving up the home run that cost the Texas Rangers a spot in the ALCS, and now he’s acting like a sore loser. The Rangers relief pitcher called out Jose Bautista following Game 5 of the ALDS for doing a disrespectful bat flip after his monstrous 3-run home run that gave..." October 15

  • Bautista ensures Blue Jays’ wild adventure lives on

    Sportsnet "A seventh inning perhaps without peer in baseball history started on a play as bizarre as they come, one that left a crew of veteran umpires and replay officials in New York struggling to untangle the mess. It led to an official protest, a buoyant crowd of 49,742 turned unruly mob littered the..." October 14

  • Jose Bautista critical of replay, while Jays question strike zone after Game 2

    ESPN "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista took aim at Major League Baseball's replay system Friday after a critical call that went against the Blue Jays in the 14th inning was upheld by the replay center in New York, giving the Texas Rangers a chance to score the go-ahead run in their 6-4 victory..." October 10

  • Pete Rose criticizes Blue Jays players for not playing through playoff injuries

    Yahoo! Sports "Pete Rose earned the nickname 'Charlie Hustle' during his remarkable baseball career because of how hard he played the game and the toughness he showed on numerous occasions. Running over Ray Fosse at home plate to win the 1970 All-Star game is probably the most famous example of the grit and..." October 09

  • Donaldson, Bautista expected to play in Game 2

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays lost both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson to injuries in their series opener with the Texas Rangers on Thursday, but both superstars are expected to play in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday afternoon, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Donaldson, who took a knee to the..." October 09

  • 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