TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup for Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox because of a sore right ankle.
Manager John Gibbons said the two-time major league home run leader was still recovering after twisting his ankle beating out a double play in the eighth inning of Thursday's 10-8 win over Cleveland. Bautista stayed in to run the bases but Rajai Davis came on defensively in the ninth.
Davis was set to start in right field against Boston.
Gibbons said he planned to ease Bautista back by putting him at designated hitter if he was healthy enough to play Saturday.
Bautista homered for the second straight game Thursday and has four RBIs in three games.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Rockies vs. Dodgers Pick The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the Colorado Rockies to town tonight at 10:10PM ET to begin a weekend NL West...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Red Sox Prediction Will the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox could find themselves in a high-scoring battle when the two...
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Mariners Pick Will the Seattle Mariners be able to hold down the Baltimore Orioles once again when they meet tonight at 10:10PM...
Thumbnail Astros vs. White Sox Pick Will the Houston Astros stay hot when they host the Chicago White Sox tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Rays Pick After a big comeback win on Thursday, can the Detroit Tigersfollow it up with another win over the Tampa Bay Rays...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages