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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||37.00||.275||100.00||105.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - Doubtful for May 25 vs. Chicago White Sox|
|vs Archer (Career)||21||2||0|| .095||.200||.095|
|vs RHP||100||21||5|| .359|| .430|| .210|
|12/27/2014||Nolan Arenado, 3B COL|
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET|
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
|12/26/2014||Jose Bautista, DH TOR||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Allen Craig, RF BOS
|12/26/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B CHW||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD|
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista aiming to get back on field by June
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4:48 pm ET) Jose Bautista has been bothered by a shoulder injury for several weeks, and the Blue Jays outfielder viewed his cortisone shot as the "least invasive" of his recovery options, which also included exploratory surgery, per TSN.
"The progression wasn't going the way I expected, or as quick as I expected," Bautista said, per MLB.com. "You're looking for some relief, not only on the field and my work life, but also regular life.
"Having throbbing pain at night is not necessarily enjoyable, and I was having to take pain medicine just to go to sleep and that was messing up my stomach. It was just time, I've been on the pain medication for too long anyways, so it was time to cut that off and try alternatives, and this is the least invasive of all the alternatives left over."
Bautista has not been able to throw due to the injury, but he said he hopes to be able to return to the field when the Blue Jays play an interleague series at Washington on June 1.
"It would be pretty hard for all these doctors and experts to have looked at my MRI and not see anything," he said. "So, if you do an exploratory surgery, it would have to be absolutely last resort because it makes no sense unless it gets to the point where I cannot play anymore and this is the only way I can get back on the field."
Bautista is hitting .215/.364/.454 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.
Blue Jays' Jose Bautista remains sidelined Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3:38 pm ET) Blue Jays designated hitter Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.
Bautista's absence was expected after receiving a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder this weekend. He's just 1 for 15 in his last five games but has hit .215/.364/.454 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.
The Blue Jays are heavy favorites (-160) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.
Blue Jays still creating a plan to keep Bautista, Encarnacion
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) The Blue Jays want to lock up designated hitter Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to long-term extensions, but have yet to come up with a plan, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Both Bautista and Encarnacion are under contract through at least 2015.
Blue Jays' Jose Bautista homers, drives in three runs Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Blue Jays designated hitter Jose Bautista went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 10-6 win over the Angels on Monday.
Bautista delivered an RBI double in the second inning and then came around to score to give his team a 4-0 lead. After the Angels took the lead in the top of the sixth, the Blue Jays came back with four runs in the bottom half of the inning before Bautista smashed a two-run homer in the seventh.
Bautista has hit .235/.375/.504 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 115 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Jose Bautista entered 2014 with the Blue Jays on a slow and steady decline, his slugging percentage dropping for three consecutive seasons as the injuries became more prevalent. But he reversed both trends last season, finishing with the majors' 12th-best slugging percentage (minimum 400 at-bats) while playing 155 games to re-emerge as a top-flight Fantasy option. In Head-to-Head points leagues, he was the fifth-best hitter on a per-game basis (again, minimum 400 at-bats), and with one of his better batting averages, he was no slouch in Rotisserie either.|
Playing time status: Bautista had averaged just 119.7 games in the three seasons leading up to 2014, missing most of the time because of injuries to his wrist, back and hip. His high-torque swing, which is how he generates so much bat speed, predisposes him to such injuries, keeping him something of a risk at age 34.
2015 outlook: Even during his decline, Bautista remained one of the game's best power hitters, and his terrific batting eye makes him a stud in Head-to-Head points leagues regardless of his batting average. He's a clear first-rounder in those formats even with the perceived injury risk but might slide to the second round in Rotisserie leagues since he's sometimes a liability in batting average.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/15||CHW||7:07 pm||Hector Noesi|
|5/26/15||CHW||7:07 pm||John Danks|
|5/27/15||CHW||12:37 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/29/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Trevor May|
|5/30/15||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|5/31/15||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|6/1/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Jordan Zimmermann|