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Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day to day'

Posted on: July 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 1:10 pm
By Matt Snyder

Blue Jays star Jose Bautista caught his spikes in the ground on a slide into third base Thursday night against the Yankees. His ankle turned underneath him, and Bautista had to leave the game. Blue Jays fans -- and fantasy baseball owners, for that matter -- must have feared the worst.

Well, those people can breathe easy now. X-rays on Bautista's ankle came back negative, and he's listed as day to day. He will have an MRI, but nothing serious is expected to come back.

"We'll talk with him first thing in the morning when he wakes up and schedule an MRI at that point," manager John Farrell said via Sportsxchange. "That will likely be the case, just to take all precautions with him."

Bautista, 30, leads the majors in home runs (31), walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He's hitting .336 with a 1.171 OPS and has become the most feared slugger in baseball.

The Blue Jays are nine games out in the AL wild-card standings, so they still have an outside shot at making a run -- if they got really hot -- but losing Bautista for an extended stretch would be the virtual end of their 2011 season. Bautista being only day to day has to qualify as great news.

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Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:24 pm
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Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:30 am

Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day to day'

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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:54 pm

Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day to day'

Doesn't look so unbelievable with how bad the Yanks pitching was last night and then how bad their offense is tonight.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day to day'

This injury didn't have to happen. He was already out and made a half A$$ attempt at a stupid slide and caught his spike. Sit him for the rest of the Yankees series and hope we can win a couple with out him. If we can sweep the Yanks (doubtful) and get uds back within 5 or 6 of the wild card would at least give me something to watch till this stupid NFL crap gets done.

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:11 pm

Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day to day'

Jose was overdue for a day off before the All Star break.  Give him 2-3 now and hope it's enough. 

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:04 pm

Bautista dodges bullet, is just 'day-to-day'

Here's hoping the Jays don't rush him back. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see Bautista out any longer than necessary. However, the guy has come a MILLION miles in figuring out his swing. It would be a shame to have him come back and be labouring on his ankle, which would mess with his mechanics. I'm sure the Jays are more than aware of this, so hopefully he can come back and continue to play the way he has been. On a team with a shot at making the playoffs, Bautista is the no-brainer MVP. If he loses it to Gonzalez (or anyone else for that matter), it will be because he couldn't carry the Jays far enough with limited help. 

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