|The wrist injury from July 16 lingers for the Toronto slugger. (Getty Images)|
Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hasn't been able to totally shake some pain from his lingering wrist injury, so he'll undergo a second MRI.
"He's still complaining of some soreness in one small area, there's a recommendation of a follow-up MRI just to compare it to the original MRI," said manager John Farrell (sportsnet.ca). "We'll have further information once the MRI is complete."
Bautista hasn't swung a bat since last Wednesday due to this pain in his wrist area.
Bautista, 31, was on his way to perhaps winning a third-straight MLB home run title when he was injured. He's hitting .244/.360/.534 with 27 homers, 65 RBI and 63 runs in 90 games on the season.
The Blue Jays are still on the fringes of the wild-card race, being five games back, but they have four teams between the second spot and their spot in the wild-card standings. While there's no reason to throw in the towel in 2012, it would be more foolish to rush Bautista back and risk further injuring his wrist.