Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:01:09 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays impending free-agent OF Jose Bautista will receive the qualifying offer from the Blue Jays.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:59:03 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 25.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:20:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (knee) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, Aug. 25, which is the first day he's eligible to return.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:23:55 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 10, because of a left knee sprain.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:12:49 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) went 1-for-3 with a walk out of the leadoff spot in his first game back off the disabled list Monday, July 25, against the San Diego Padres.
Fantasy Tip: It was Bautista's first game since June 16. Although he's been disappointing this year to the tune of a .230/.360/.455 slash line, he's still one of the game's premier sluggers and can be returned to starting fantasy lineups. The fact that he got a hit, albeit only a single, in his first game back should at least help him settle in again right away.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:40:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) was activated from the disabled list Monday, July 25. He is starting in right field and leading off against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Bautista is an elite power commodity in all fantasy formats, and he should be returned to starting lineups. For the season, the outfielder sits with 41 runs, 12 home runs, 41 RBI and a .230/.360/.455 slash line through just 65 games. His return projects to significantly cut into the playing time of Ezequiel Carrera and Darwin Barney.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:35:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) acknowledged that his toe isn't 100% yet, but he feels healthy enough to return to the majors after he finishes his rehab assignment with Class AAA Buffalo this weekend. He isn't concerned about returning and playing on the turf at Rogers Centre. Bautista is unsure if he'll immediately return to the outfield or serve as the designated hitter, and he was also non-committal about returning to the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats wasn't helping his fantasy owners in average this year (.230), but his power remains intact with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 235 at-bats. Bautista is a high-end outfielder in all leagues in a potent Toronto lineup, and he should be returned immediately to starting lineups if he's activated early next week. Ezequiel Carrera will be hurt the most by Bautista's return.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:02:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) will begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Buffalo Friday, July 22, and will play three games there. He could return from the disabled list Monday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats has been a disappointment in the average department (.230), but he's managed 12 homers and 41 RBI in 65 games and should remain stashed everywhere in a potent Toronto offense. Look to get him back into your lineups next week. Ezequiel Carrera's fantasy stock is likely to take the biggest hit.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:39:31 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista was previously looking for a five-year, $150 million contract, but the team might be amenable to a deal for three years and around $25 million per season.
Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats is still working his way back from a toe injury and could still be a couple of weeks away. He needs to remain stashed in all formats.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:32:34 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Ezequiel Carrera has a few more days of enhanced value hitting atop this potent lineup. He should be owned everywhere right now. Keep Joey Bats stashed in all formats.