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José Bautista
.224 12 42
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-0 / 205 NFBC ADP: 26.43
Position: RFBorn: 10/19/1980 Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 20th Round by Pirates (2000)

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July 19 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET21:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)8:09 PM CT-Bautista is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday and could rejoin the Blue Jays when they open a three-game series at home against San Diego on Monday. Bautista, out since June 16 with turf toe, will play for Class A Dunedin on Wednesday and play three games with Triple-A Buffalo over the weekend.
Analysis: In 65 games, Bautista is batting .230 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. Manager John Gibbons said Bautista will be the designated hitter in some games as well as his customary position in right field.
June 16 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Bautista will spend the next two weeks in a walking boot before having his turf toe injury reevaluated.
Analysis: The Blue Jays placed Bautista on the disabled list Friday, one day after spraining his left big toe when his foot struck the right-field wall in Philadelphia.
June 13 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET20:15 GMT4:15 1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST3:45 PM VEN0:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-Bautista is back in the lineup at designated hitter for Monday's game against Philadelphia after missing the previous three because of a sore right thigh.
Analysis: Bautista left in the sixth inning against Baltimore on Thursday after reaching base in his first four plate appearances. A six-time All Star, he is hitting .234 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs.
June 10 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET1:22 ET5:22 GMT13:22 10:22 PM MST12:22 AM EST12:52 AM VEN9:22 UAE12:22 AM CT-Bautista is expected to serve as the designated hitter for Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Bautista missed the final three games of Toronto's weekend series with Baltimore after hurting his right quad in Thursday's opener.
May 30 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Bautista stayed hot by delivering a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: It's the slugger's fourth home run in eight games and he's hit safely in nine straight since moving to the leadoff spot. Bautista has driven in 15 runs over his last 13 contests.
May 29 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Bautista went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Saturday's win over Boston.
Analysis: A move to the leadoff spot is working out well for both Bautista and the Blue Jays. He's batting .333 with three homers and seven RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak since shifting to the top of the order.
May 27 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Bautista's one-game suspension for his involvement with the May 15 brawl with Texas was upheld.
Analysis: He will sit Friday's game.
May 22 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Bautista hit a two-run homer, his ninth of the season, in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
Analysis: Bautista has 11 of his 33 RBIs and three home runs in his last seven games. He has 13 homers in 20 games at Target Field.
May 21 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET14:41 ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST2:11 PM VEN22:41 UAE1:41 PM CT-Bautista was sensational Friday.
Analysis: Bautista was 2 for 5 with a three-run jack. Bautista is 5 for 15 since he was socked in the jaw by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in a good, old-fashioned fistfight that finally got the young kids talking about baseball. Maybe that punch jolted Bautista into hitting again.
May 20 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Bautista was 1 for 4 Thursday.
Analysis: Bautista is 3 for 10 since he was punched in the face by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in an incident that will be notorious in baseball infamy.
May 19 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Bautista was 0 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Bautista is hitting .222, although he is best known for being punched out by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in an incident that will live on in baseball infamy.
May 18 11:28 PM PT12:28 AM MT1:28 AM CT2:28 AM ET2:28 ET6:28 GMT14:28 11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST1:58 AM VEN10:28 UAE1:28 AM CT-Bautista hit a two-run jack Tuesday.
Analysis: Bautista jacked one out of the yard two days after he was jacked in a fight with Rougned Odor, who punched his lights out.
May 17 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Bautista has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for Sunday's fight with Texas' Rougned Odor.
Analysis: Bautista has appealed the decision, so he'll be available for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
May 7 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Bautista had a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: The Toronto slugger is hitting just .217 thus far but continues to be productive, ranking second among Blue Jays players with six home runs and 22 RBIs.
Apr. 25 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Bautista cracked a two-run homer in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: The slugger had gone six straight without a home run and was 3 for 22 during the drought.
Apr. 18 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Bautista hit his third home run on Sunday, a first-inning solo shot.
Analysis: He also added a run-scoring double for his 10th RBI in 13 games.
Apr. 10 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Bautista hit a pair of two-run homers in Saturday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: Those are his only two blasts over his first seven games.
Apr. 6 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Bautista hit a triple and walked three times on Tuesday.
Analysis: He also scored a run in Toronto's 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay.
Feb. 23 11:28 AM PT12:28 PM MT1:28 PM CT2:28 PM ET14:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE1:28 PM CT-New Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins wouldn't publicly address Bautista's stance on what it would take for Toronto to sign him to a deal beyond 2016.
Analysis: A day after Bautista said he and his agent had told Toronto two weeks ago what kind of agreement he wanted, Atkins said "it doesn't need to be public and it won't be from our end." Bautista is earning $14 million this year after the Blue Jays exercised the 2016 option in the outfielder's current deal, and he can become a free agent after the World Series. The 35-year-old had 40 homers and 114 RBIs last season.

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