NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays is in pain after hurting his wrist swinging the bat during their game against the New York Yankees on July 16, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Bautista on DL with wrist inflammation, Gose recalled— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 17, 2012
To replace Bautista on their roster, the Blue Jays have called up top prospect Anthony Gose from Triple-A.
Davidi adds that while there's no immediate word on the severity of Bautista's injury, inflammation is "better" than a strain or tear.
Bautista’s injury represents a significant blow to the Blue Jays, who are fighting to stay in American League playoff picture. On the year, Bautista hit at a clip of .244/.360/.534 with 14 doubles, 27 home runs and 65 RBIs. He posted an OPS of 1.158 in the month of June.
Gose entered the season ranked as the 39th-best prospect in MLB by Baseball America. The 21-year-old has hit at a clip of .292/.375/.432 with 18 doubles, 10 triples and five home runs for the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate.
Can the Blue Jays contend without Bautista?