Jose Bautista set to begin minor league rehab assignment

Jose Bautista is finally on the verge of returning from his wrist injury following several setbacks, as John Lott of the National Post reports that the Blue Jays slugger is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. Bautista took batting practice Saturday and Sunday, saying afterward that his wrist is “100 percent” healthy. He’ll play…

Jose Bautista takes batting practice, nears activation

Jose Bautista is finally making steady progress in his rehabilitation from left wrist inflammation. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, the slugger was able to take live batting practice off Blue Jays manager John Farrell on Thursday at Rogers Centre in Toronto and is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.…

Jose Bautista’s return timetable “very much up in the air”

Jose Bautista resumed swinging a bat last week, but the Blue Jays slugger isn’t close to returning from a sprained wrist. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Bautista “is still experiencing some discomfort” and his return timetable “remains very much up in the air” 17 days after the injury. Bautista told Chisholm that a hand…

Jose Bautista resumes swinging bat following wrist injury

Jose Bautista is unlikely to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible on Wednesday, but he’s making progress. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Bautista swung a bat today for the first time since injuring his left wrist on a swing on July 16. The 31-year-old slugger went through a series of dry…

Brett Lawrie exits after spill into concrete camera well

Update: X-rays on Lawrie’s calf were negative, so the injury is being called a bruise. /// Brett Lawrie‘s all-out aggressiveness led to a nasty spill today, as the third baseman fell into the concrete camera well at Yankee Stadium going after Mark Teixeira‘s foul pop up Wednesday. Lawrie was able to get up immediately after…

CC Sabathia shuts down Blue Jays in return from disabled list

Back from the disabled list, CC Sabathia didn’t look like he missed a beat. Then again, the Yankees hardly missed one while he was gone. Sabathia pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday. The AL East-leading Yankees went 12-6 while their ace was sidelined due…

Changing a Letter

Jose goes to Gose:

Initial tests on Jose Bautista‘s wrist injury showed nothing broken, but the Blue Jays have placed the slugger on the disabled list with what they’re officially calling wrist inflammation.

No word yet on his potential return timetable, as he’s expected to undergo further testing to rule out anything more serious.

In the meantime the Blue Jays have called up top prospect Anthony Gose, an incredibly fast 21-year-old center fielder who was acquired from the Astros (via the Phillies in the Roy Oswalt trade) for Brett Wallace in mid-2010.

Gose won’t replace Jose’s homers, but he does triple a ton. In 501 minor league games he hit 40 triples, 84 doubles, and 30 home runs. His walks picked up during the last two seasons, so he does a good job getting on base, which gives him plenty of chances to steal, which he does at a 74% clip. Toronto’s leadoff men own a .305 OBP this season. The aptly named Gose could win a permanent job at the top of the order.






Blue Jays put Jose Bautista on DL with wrist injury, call up speedster Anthony Gose

Initial tests on Jose Bautista’s wrist injury showed nothing broken, but the Blue Jays have placed the slugger on the disabled list with what they’re officially calling wrist inflammation. No word yet on his potential return timetable, as he’s expected to undergo further testing to rule out anything more serious. In the meantime the Blue [...]

And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line [...]

Jays pull Anthony Gose from Triple-A game ahead of possible callup

I assumed either Eric Thames or Travis Snider would come up to help replace the injured Jose Bautista in right field in Toronto, but it appears the Blue Jays have other plans. Anthony Gose, one of the fastest players in the minors, was pulled out of the game for Triple-A Las Vegas tonight, indicating that…

Jays pull Anthony Gose from Triple-A game ahead of possible callup

I assumed either Eric Thames or Travis Snider would come up to help replace the injured Jose Bautista in right field in Toronto, but it appears the Blue Jays have other plans. Anthony Gose, one of the fastest players in the minors, was pulled out of the game for Triple-A Las Vegas tonight, indicating that…

Jose Bautista leaves with wrist injury

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista grabbed his left wrist in pain after an eighth-inning foul ball Monday and left the game against the Yankees. YES broadcaster Paul O’Neill immediately speculated that it was a hamate bone injury, which does seem like a possibility. If he broke the hamate bone, he’d likely miss 4-6 weeks. Bautista [...]

American League Home Run Leaders 2011

American League Home Run Leaders 2011

1 Jose Bautista TOR 43
2 Curtis Granderson NYY 41
3 Mark Teixeira NYY 39
4 Mark Reynolds BAL 37
5 Adrian Beltre TEX 32
Ian Kinsler TEX 32
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 32
8 Paul Konerko CHW 31
Evan Longoria TB 31
10 Miguel Cabrera DET 30

American League Home Run Leaders 9/22/11

American League Home Run Leaders 9/22/11

RK PLAYER TEAM HR
1 Jose Bautista TOR 42
2 Curtis Granderson NYY 41
3 Mark Teixeira NYY 37
4 Mark Reynolds BAL 36
5 Paul Konerko CHW 30
Ian Kinsler TEX 30
7 David Ortiz BOS 29
Mark Trumbo LAA 29
9 Adrian Beltre TEX 28
J.J. Hardy BAL 28

American League Home Run Leaders on 9/14/2011

American League Home Run Leaders on 9/14/2011

RK PLAYER TEAM HR
1 Jose Bautista TOR 42
2 Curtis Granderson NYY 39
3 Mark Teixeira NYY 37
4 Mark Reynolds BAL 32
5 Paul Konerko CHW 29
David Ortiz BOS 29
7 Ian Kinsler TEX 28
Nelson Cruz TEX 28
9 Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 27
Mark Trumbo LAA 27

American League Home Run Leaders on 8/30/2011

American League Home Run Leaders on 8/30/2011

RK PLAYER TEAM HR
1 Jose Bautista TOR 38
Curtis Granderson NYY 38
3 Mark Teixeira NYY 35
4 Mark Reynolds BAL 31
5 Paul Konerko CHW 28
Nelson Cruz TEX 28
7 David Ortiz BOS 27
8 J.J. Hardy BAL 26
9 Miguel Cabrera DET 24
Carlos Quentin CHW 24

American League Home Run Leaders on 8/21/11

American League Home Run Leaders

RK PLAYER TEAM HR
1 Jose Bautista TOR 35
2 Curtis Granderson NYY 34
3 Mark Teixeira NYY 33
4 Paul Konerko CHW 28
5 Mark Reynolds BAL 27
6 Nelson Cruz TEX 26
7 David Ortiz BOS 24
Carlos Quentin CHW 24
9 Miguel Cabrera DET 23
J.J. Hardy BAL 23