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Jose Bautista goes on DL with bone bruise in hip

Aug 20, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

Jose Bautista Reuters

The Blue Jays’ sad year just got a little more depressing: Jose Bautista was placed on the DL after Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep by the Yankees.

The cause is a bone bruise in his left hip that knocked out of this afternoon’s matinee. According to Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi, Bautista hurt the hip weeks ago as he was running from third base to the plate on his way to scoring run.

Bautista entered the day tied for fifth in the AL with 28 homers, tied for 12th with 73 RBI and 10th with an .856 OPS.

The move means Toronto’s entire starting outfield is on the DL. Melky Cabrera has been out since Aug. 2 with a strained left knee, and Colby Rasmus went on the DL a week ago with a strained left oblique.

Kevin Pillar, Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose had been filling in for those two of late. Now they can all play, though someone like Ricardo Nanita or Moises Sierra could be called up to help out. No corresponding roster move was immediately announced.

  1. jaysfan64 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Sierra will be called up…

    Can we just hit “Reset” on this season?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Reset? What good would that do the jays? Seriously? If you hit reset the pitching still stinks, both starters and in the bullpen and the fielding still sucks. Can’t wait to see Sierra in that lineup, last time I remember him he was just like the other bluejay prospects. A strikeout waiting to happen….

      • dan1111 - Aug 21, 2013 at 6:22 AM

        In other news, did you know you can make $2000 if you know how to use a computer and the internet? But only if you are really interested.

        Sorry if this is off topic; I am just trying to raise the level of the discussion here.

      • Old Gator - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:33 AM

        Raising the level of discussion where our resident Artificial Stupidity is involved would require more than a wisecrack. Try a forklift.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    No way Jose??? Oh well no biggie, Jose you should take the rest of the year off I mean what difference does it make anyway? The jays aint getting out of last place so you should just go home and rest and while you are at it probably take off all of next year cause 2014 won’t be any different either. On second thought take off the rest of your contract cause 2015 and 2016 don’t look any better either….

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      OK there Mr. Glass Half Empty but Half Full of Urine. Let us know if you are happy with the direction the Jays are headed in. Remember, people were saying similar things about the Dodgers last year when their big acquisitions didn’t pan out immediately. They seem to be doing OK with that crew now.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        apples and oranges, the dodgers got some players who are in their prime with those trades, such as Gonzalez and especially Ramirez and Crawford is still a young enough player where he could rebound and it appears he has this year after being hurt.. The players the jays got in their trades with the exception of Reyes (who is injury prone but still productive when he actually plays) are guys near the end of their careers. It also didn’t hurt that the dodgers already had some talent on that team and added pieces where the jays had hardly anything and added some washed up players. Big big difference, apples and oranges my friend

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

        I don’t know about that. I would say the moves are much closer than you give them credit for. As you say, Reyes is a major talent, though injury prone (as is Hanley). Johnson has been kinda useless, but so has Beckett. At least Johnson might be worth a qualifying offer to give him another shot or reap a draft pick. Dickey won the dang Cy Young award last year, so it is not like he is some scrub and can certainly rebound in 2014. Buehrle has been Buehrle, which is a dependable if unspectacular mid-to-back of the rotation arm. Adding those players to Bautista, Encarnacion, Rasmus, Melky, Lawrie etc and they certainly have some pieces for a run in 2014. Similar to last year, the biggest problems the Jays have had is health and starting pitching. Granted I questioned the particular players they acquired as they were nearly all injury prone guys heading to an injury prone team, but a little bit of luck next year could see them all gel and surprise.

      • nbjays - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM

        Wait a minute here… you are actually saying the Jays had no talented players on their roster prior to the big trades last offseason?

        Any miniscule credibility you might have had on this blog just went out the window with THAT statement.

        As I’ve said many times before, harry isn’t anywhere near a knowledgeable baseball fan… he just plays one on HBT.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

        Sorry but the jays were nowhere near as talented as the dodgers, you had like 2 players anybody else would like to have, after that you got a lot of nothing. That’s not being mean that’s telling the truth and sometimes the truth hurts junior

      • nbjays - Aug 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM

        Ok, baseball guru, tell me which two you consider talented enough that another team would want them, and then tell us why no one would want the rest. I breathlessly await your wise discourse.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM

        Jose and Encarnacion is about all you got, oh maybe a relief guy here or there but is pretty much these two and nothing else, I would add Reyes if he could ever stay healthy but he has proven he can’t.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        You think someone is going to give Johnson an offer?? Yea right and I got a bridge to sell cur too!!! Dickey is 38 and had all his success in the NL, never had it in the AL and switching leagues this late in the game isn’t ever a good idea. Not to mention the jays are nowhere near contending and by the time they do RA will be collecting social security!! What has Melky done since they signed him? He’s terrible without the juice, that was another terrible signing cause all he ever was is a 4th outfielder. There is no pitching on this team to make a run at anything except the bathroom

  3. Old Gator - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    What’s the bigger load of garbage here? The advertising scams, or the vapid blatherings of our resident Artificial Stupidity?

    • nbjays - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:12 AM

      Bullshit is bullshit, Gator. Pick your poison.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

        You should know all about bullshit, you been watching it on the field in Toronto for the past 20+ years. But seriously, you have two players that were desirable and after that you had nobody, its ok to be honest with yourself son

      • nbjays - Aug 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        harry, everything I know about bullshit, I have learned from your posts.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Time to take your MEDS!!!

      • cur68 - Aug 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        No ‘harry. For you, it’s: Time to GET A LIFE! And take your meds, too, I guess. Bathing wouldn’t hurt either. And brushing that toof, too. In fact, go away, work on basic hygiene then come back, mmmkay?

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

        awww I hit a wittle nerve with cur68, hey tell us again how rogers pitched good yesterday? hahahahaha seriously stick with hockey cause I actually feel bad for you now

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