Jose Bautista out of Dominican Republic’s lineup for WBC game vs. U.S.

Dominican Republic's Jose Bautista is not in the lineup in the team's game against the United States. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is not in the Dominican Republic’s lineup tonight against the United States at the World Baseball Classic.

According to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Bautista has some stiffness in his back.

However, Bautista is still available off the bench. He has been replaced in left field by Gregory Polanco of the Pittsburgh Pirates.