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Jose Bautista smacks two homers in rehab game

Aug 23, 2012, 11:32 PM EST

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Making his first rehab appearance for Double-A New Hampshire, Jose Bautista had two homers, including a grand slam, on Thursday night.

The rehabbing Adam Lind was also in the lineup for the Fisher Cats and went 1-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.

Needless to say, the Jays are more excited about the prospect of getting Bautista back. He’s expected to be activated Friday after missing five weeks with a wrist injury. Lind is probably at least a few days away.

Anthony Gose, who went 0-for-4 in Thursday’s loss to the Tigers and is hitting .183 with 36 strikeouts in 82 at-bats since his callup, figures to be sent down to make room for Bautista.

  1. cadillacjosh - Aug 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    So the guy hits a couple of homers at Triple-A. Big deal. We’ll see if this Bautista fellow can actually translate that power to the major league level.

    • papaburgandy25 - Aug 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      I believe this fella has proven he can hit plenty of HRs in the mlb

  2. ndnut - Aug 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    The homers actually came in Double-A.

  3. baseballisboring - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    I was there…he took a 5 pitch walk, then flied out (you could tell he just BARELY missed it), then he hit a laser-bomb grand slam to left center, then he hit a light tower shot over the bar and grill behind the left field fence, and then struck out. And I guess the HR’s did come against guys throwing 88. But still, wow…they were both no doubters. That was awesome.

  4. jaysjunkie - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Nice to hear. Good Lord is he needed back in the Jays’ lineup.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM

      He will be back in the lineup on Friday.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    And please someone hand this man a pee cup? Its soooooooo obvious already!!

    • nbjays - Aug 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      Hey, if Jeter can be on the juice (just ask ESPN), then why can’t everyone else?

    • silversun60 - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-01-28/jose-bautista-says-he-has-been-tested-16-times-for-peds-in-two-years

  6. mudhead123 - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    PEDs are a wonderful thing

  7. deeznutz3d - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Joey Bats is at it again!

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