Jose Bautista RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    MLB.com "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

    MLB.com "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 MLB.com), 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

  • Toronto willing to offer Jose Bautista an extension

    MLB Daily Dish "In late February, the baseball world was in a frenzy because of the reported "negotiations" between Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays. He wanted "Barry Bonds money" but Toronto was understandably skeptical of offering a 35 (and soon to be 36) year old outfielder a contract for five years north of..." April 26

  • Jose Bautista calls his beard the ‘source of all my power’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jose Bautista, much like Samson, apparently believes hair can be the source of great power. But unlike the Biblical character, the Toronto Blue Jays slugger — like James Harden — believes his strength stems from his facial hair, specifically his beard. Bautista recently engaged in a whimsical..." April 12

  • Bautista offers teammate $15K in eating contest

    The Score "When given the chance to enjoy a night out in Montreal, you simply must take advantage. That's exactly what Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista did Thursday when he offered Chris Colabello $15,000 to eat eight pounds of lobster mac and cheese at one of Montreal's finest dining establishments." April 01

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Jays may sign 1 of @JoeyBats19 and encarnacion but word is, no chance both. Martin/tulo r on books, can't do 4 huge salaries

  • Blue Jays open to ‘Cespedes-type’ offer for Bautista

    Sportsnet "Regardless of what happens during Grapefruit League action, the biggest story surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays continues to be Jose Bautista‘s contract situation. Bautista has made it clear that he’s put his number on the table and isn’t taking a hometown discount. It’s less clear what the..." March 13

  • Gossage: Jose Bautista a 'disgrace,' baseball ruined by 'nerds'

    ESPN "Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage called Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista a "disgrace to the game" and blasted "nerds" for turning baseball into a "joke" during a 10-minute interview Thursday. "Bautista is a f---ing disgrace to the game," Gossage told ESPN. "He's embarrassing to all..." March 10

  • Bautista willing to negotiate to stay in Toronto

    The Score "Despite Jose Bautista initially indicating there is no room for negotiations with respect to his contract demands, he may now be open to giving the Toronto Blue Jays' front office some leeway. Bautista publicly stated last month that he had extended the terms he deemed acceptable and wasn't..." March 09

  • Gammons: Bautista thinks Blue Jays leaked $150M report

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista already shot down the report that he requested a five-year, $150-million deal in order to re-sign, and believes he knows the source of the leak. Speaking with Hall of Fame baseball columnist Peter Gammons, Bautista said he thinks his contract demands..." March 03

  • The Blue Jays have to choose between Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista

    MLB Daily Dish "Earlier today, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reported that impending free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion doesn't have his sights set on hitting the open market, but instead would rather work out an extension with the Blue Jays during spring training. "Encarnacion is doing his best to remain..." February 28

  • Blue Jays’ Shapiro downplays Bautista contract situation

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro described the intense focus on Jose Bautista’s contract situation in recent days as a “part of the landscape, part of spring training.” “Every spring training there are contractual situations that come up,” he told media Thursday, his first public..." February 26

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Bautista reported ask of $150M, 5 yrs is indeed not exactly accurate, as Joey Bats said. At least years and total $ r MORE.

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Jose Bautista on report he asked for $150m over five years: "False." #BlueJays

  • Jose Bautista Shoots Down Report He's Demanding Five-Year, $150 Million Deal

    The Big Lead "Jose Bautista is apparently not demanding the Toronto Blue Jays pay him $150 million over the life of a five-year contract extension. The Internet exploded on Tuesday when reports leaked that Bautista was demanding that ludicrous deal, but the 35-year-old slugger has denied them. This wouldn’t..." February 23

  • Bautista's demand is five years, $150M

    TSN "Toronto Blue Jays’ all-star outfielder Jose Bautista is demanding a five-year contract extension worth more than $30 million per year, two sources familiar with the matter told TSN. Bautista turns 36 in October and a $150-million contract, were he able to secure it, would make him among..." February 23

  • Why the Blue Jays might have a tough time locking up Jose Bautista

    CBS Sports "Over the last five seasons, the Blue Jays have received MVP caliber production from Jose Bautista at a relatively bargain price. He made $14 million annually from 2012-15 while hitting .261/.377/.522 (147 OPS+) with 130 home runs and 18.8 WAR. Bautista will again make $14 million in 2016,..." February 22

  • Bautista, Encarnacion in Blue Jays' future plans?

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays might have one of the most exciting lineups in baseball, but it's away from the field where most of the action will be taking place this spring. Toronto's most pressing issue when camp officially begins on Sunday in Dunedin, Fla., is the future of Jose Bautista and Edwin..." February 19