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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||37.00||.275||100.00||105.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Archer (Career)||21||2||0|| .095||.200||.095|
|vs RHP||106||23||5|| .358|| .434|| .217|
|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|
Jose Bautista has three doubles, five RBI in Blue Jays' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Blue Jays designated hitter Jose Bautista returned to the lineup after missing two days with a shoulder injury and made up for lost time.
Bautista had a cortisone shot in the shoulder, and after sitting out two games, he went 3 for 4 with three doubles. Bautista drove in five runs, his most since June 10, 2013.
Bautista now has 11 doubles and 30 RBI.
Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista looking to play in RF on Monday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is targeting a return to right field Monday against the Nationals, he told reporters Tuesday.
"It felt better," he said, per the National Post. "One day at a time. So definitely a progression. A different feeling. It's been a short window since I had the injection, but I feel encouraged by the signs of how it felt [Tuesday]."
Bautista, who was back in the lineup against the White Sox after sitting out two games, made 30 tosses from 90 feet. He plans to increase the distance as pain permits.
Bautista has been unable to play in the field since late April due to a nagging shoulder injury.
"The strength's not there, but normally our strength comes back in our arms fairly quick," he said. "So as long as I can remain pain-free, I'll escalate it as quickly as I can."
Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista (shoulder) returns to lineup Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/26/15) Following a two-game absence, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Bautista missed the previous two games after receiving a cortisone shot for his bothersome sore shoulder.
Bautista is still the designated hitter for manager John Gibbons, though he is hopeful to return to right field next week. Bautista hasn't started a game in right field since April 21 due to his shoulder injury.
Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista aiming to get back on field by June
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/25/15) 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|
|(5/25/15) 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.
|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|
|5/29/15||@ 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|
|6/2/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|6/3/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|6/5/15||HOU||7:07 pm||Roberto Hernandez|