Jose Bautista News Archive
Bautista (back) is in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League lineup Friday hitting second, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Bautista (back) went to manager John Gibbons and requested to be scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup, but the slugger claimed it had nothing to do with an injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Bautista (back) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup after previously being listed as the Jays' DH, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.
Bautista (back) is expected to rejoin the Jays' lineup Wednesday after missing one game during the World Baseball Classic due to back stiffness, the Toronto Star reports.
Bautista is not in the lineup for Team Dominican Republic in Saturday's game against Team USA due to back stiffness, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
Bautista went 3-for-4 with a walk, three-run homer and four RBI in Thursday's World Baseball Classic game against Team Canada.
Bautista went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, his second of the spring, in Friday's exhibition game against Yankees.
Bautista is projected to hit third in the lineup this season after manager John Gibbons said, "I think that's where he fits best," Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.