As some moron on JaysTalk bleats on about dismantling the team, according to the twitterings of those who would know, Jose Bautista, who had to be pulled from this afternoon’s game after aggravating a hip issue that originated with a slide during last week’s homestand, has been placed on the DL with a hip bone bruise.
Because… of course he has.
A corresponding move has yet to be announced, but it won’t be that Thad Weber is staying, as today’s 26th man was optioned back to Buffalo. It will, in fact, likely be outfielder, according to a Barry Davis tweet, as the Sportsnet reporter says John Gibbons told him as much– which makes sense, with Kevin Pillar, Anthony Gose, and Rajai Davis currently the only outfielders on the roster.
So… yeah. Do you want me to pretend it’s going to be fun to see whatever scrub/kid they bring up in his place? Ugh. But hey, at least that was a lovely eight hours of baseball today, right?
Update the First:
Gregor Chisholm lays the prognosis on us:
Bautista will be shutdown for the next two weeks and will then be re-evaluated it. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) August 21, 2013
Shi Davidi adds:
Bautista on ways to treat his injury: “Just rest. There’s no surgery, no more aggressive therapy or way to heal it. It’s just resting.”
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 21, 2013
So, he’s not going to be down for just the requisite 15 days, it seems. You wanted to see the kids, here we go! Seems like Moises Sierra is the only plausible option to be recalled from Buffalo in Bautista’s place, right? Hey, fun!
In fact, Wilner is ready to report as much, even if official word hasn’t come down from the front office.
At least it gives us something new to look at though. No! Not the outfielders, but the Reverse Standings at MLBTR. Prior to today the Jays were on course for picks 11 and 12 in the June 2014 draft, but with a pair of losses, they’ve joined a large group of clubs currently sitting on 69 losses. There are so many teams bunched up, in fact, that at the time of this writing, assuming their three-run ninth inning lead over St. Louis holds, the Brewers– who sit on 71 losses– hold the fourth pick. Time for Tank Nation? Why the hell not, eh?