Bautista is out of Monday's lineup against Baltimore, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. In the midst of a disappointing season, Bautista has had some success at the plate recently. Since the start of September, he's hit .313/.389/.594 and slugged two home runs over 32 at-bats. He'll head to the bench Monday as Teoscar Hernandez gets the nod in right field.
Bautista went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and two runs Friday against the Tigers. Bautista left the yard for the 22nd time this season, bringing the Blue Jays within one run of the Tigers in the eighth inning of a home loss. Although his home run total has been decent, his .208/.315/.384 slash line has made him a player to avoid in fantasy lineups for most of the season.
Bautista is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox. After getting seven at-bats in Tuesday's 19-inning loss in Boston, the veteran will take a seat. Ezequiel Carrera will start in right field and lead off against righty Doug Fister.
Bautista is out of Friday's lineup against the Orioles. With rosters expanding, the Blue Jays have plenty of options to spell the veteran slugger. Teoscar Hernandez will make his debut with the Blue Jays in right field, hitting eighth.
Bautista is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Twins, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Bautista will head to the bench after starting each of the team's past eight games. During that stretch, the veteran slugger went 4-for-31 with 10 strikeouts to lower his season average to an abysmal .208. Josh Donaldson will man third base while Norichika Aoki will start in right field in his absence.
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