ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jose Bautista will have another MRI on his injured left wrist to determine the cause of some lingering pain in the area, and the results will help determine a course of action for the Toronto Blue Jays slugger.
Manager John Farrell said as of Tuesday afternoon no appointment was yet scheduled with hand specialist who’s been treating the right-fielder, Dr. Douglas Carlin, although one was expected in the next day or two with his practice in the area.
“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 Farrell. “We’ll have further information once the MRI is complete.”
Bautista last swung a bat Wednesday in Seattle but experienced some discomfort when bringing his hands in to make contact with the ball on the inner half of the plate, leading to a shutdown.
The two-time home run champion was injured July 16 at New York while swinging at a pitch. In 90 games, he was batting .244/.360/.534 with 27 homers and 65 RBIs.