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Toronto Sun Oct 3, 2017
Blue Jays GM Atkins confirms slugger Bautista not coming back in 2018

Blue Jays GM Atkins confirms slugger Bautista not coming back in 2018

TORONTO — The Blue Jays won’t be picking up the mutual option on Jose Bautista’s contract for 2018, but GM Ross Atkins wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the all-star slugger returning to Toronto in the future.
Washington Times Oct 3, 2017

Blue Jays decline mutual option on OF Jose Bautista

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays will decline their mutual option on outfielder Jose Bautista, making the six-time All-Star a free agent. General manager Ross Atkins announced the decision Tuesday in a season-ending news conference. Atkins said Bautista was made aware of the team's plans "a couple of weeks ...
Toronto Sun Oct 1, 2017
Blue Jays end season on winning note in Jose Bautista's likely last game with team

Blue Jays end season on winning note in Jose Bautista's likely last game with team

Veteran right fielder Jose Bautista likely ended a spectacular career as a Blue Jay with one final hit and a sacrifice fly for an RBI Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Washington Times Oct 1, 2017

Bautista, Blue Jays edge playoff-bound Yankees 2-1 in finale

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista singled off the wall and hit a sacrifice fly in what was probably his final game with Toronto, and the Blue Jays edged the playoff-bound New York Yankees 2-1 in their regular-season finale Sunday. Matt Holliday homered for the Yankees in a tuneup for ...
Orange County Register Sep 30, 2017
Miller: Albert Pujols trying to hold off Jose Bautista and avoid “worst player in baseball” tag

Miller: Albert Pujols trying to hold off Jose Bautista and avoid “worst player in baseball” tag

Albert Pujols entered the final weekend of the regular season battling Toronto's Jose Bautista for the distinction of being the least valuable player in baseball. And who says the Angels have nothing left to play for?
Blue Bird Banter Sep 28, 2017
The Best Tweets from the Penultimate Jays Series (at Boston Red Sox)

The Best Tweets from the Penultimate Jays Series (at Boston Red Sox)

Homers for everybody! Here is a comprehensive list of the best tweets from the Blue Jays series at Fenway Park: On broadcast errors: 32-83? Wow. Jays are worse than I thought. pic.twitter.com/f9f6VlXxlh— Andrew Hockridge (@drewhockridge) September 25, 2017 On justifiable fears: Cap enthusiasts watching this Brett Anderson start pic.twitter.com/VQXRNWaVpi— BP Toronto (@BProToronto) September 25, 2017 On Jose Bautista’s hitting resurgence: Jose Bautista is Tinkerbell and we brought him back to life with our clapping yesterday.— VM-tista (@v_m_phil) September 25,...
Blue Bird Banter Sep 25, 2017
The world reacts to Jose Bautista’s final home game

The world reacts to Jose Bautista’s final home game

I’m not crying, you’re crying. It was an amazing moment yesterday, when Jose Bautista walked off the Rogers Centre turf for what could be the last time as a Toronto Blue Jay. After hugging his teammates and ceremoniously nodding towards Roberto Osuna, Bautista took a curtain call. Cue the tears. A final curtain call for Joey Bats. pic.twitter.com/yF08QLePIV— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 24, 2017 There are no words. pic.twitter.com/HYdM6W3BYn— Blue Jays Nation (@thejaysnation) September 24, 2017 J SÉ #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/A3aisF75ga— Jenn Smith-tista...
Sports Illustrated Sep 24, 2017

Watch: Blue Jays Give Jose Bautista Emotional Sendoff at Rogers Centre

Rogers Centre erupted for Bautista as he was subbed out in the ninth inning Sunday.

Jose Bautista receives standing ovation in likely final home game as a Blue Jay

The Blue Jays are not expected to bring Bautista back next season
Larry Brown Sports Sep 24, 2017

Blue Jays, fans honor Jose Bautista throughout potential final home game

The Toronto Blue Jays and the team’s fans did everything possible to honor one of their franchise legends in what may have been his final home game as a member of the team. Jose Bautista received honor after honor and special recognition throughout the Blue Jays’ 9-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday....Read More
Bautista has 2 hits in home finale, Blue Jays beat Yanks 9-5 (Sep 24, 2017)

Bautista has 2 hits in home finale, Blue Jays beat Yanks 9-5 (Sep 24, 2017)

TORONTO (AP) Jose Bautista had two hits and a walk in what was likely his final home game with the Toronto Blue Jays, leaving to a standing ovation during the ninth inning of a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Washington Times Sep 24, 2017

Bautista has 2 hits in home finale, Blue Jays beat Yanks 9-5

TORONTO (AP) - Jose Bautista had two hits and a walk in what was likely his final home game with the Toronto Blue Jays, leaving to a standing ovation during the ninth inning of a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Bautista, who turns 38 next month, ...
Blue Bird Banter Sep 24, 2017
Jays win. And fans say goodbye to Jose Bautista

Jays win. And fans say goodbye to Jose Bautista

Yankees 5 Blue Jays 9 We didn’t get the Jose Bautista grand slam, but we did get an RBI single (bringing Jose up to 400 RBI at Rogers Centre, a fair bit short of Carlos Delgado’s 535). He also had another single and a walk, for a good day. A nice way for him to say goodbye to Roger Centre fans, and they did a nice job of saying goodbye to him. I couldn’t watch him come off the field, with 1 out in the 9th and not have tears. I haven’t cheered for a team without Jose in a long time, and I’m not sure I know how. Thanks for everything Jose. I really don’t want to know what the...
Toronto Sun Sep 24, 2017
Standing ovation for Bautista in likely last home game as Blue Jay

Standing ovation for Bautista in likely last home game as Blue Jay

Jose Bautista acknowledged the Toronto crowd as he took the field before the rest of his teammates Sunday in what is likely his final home game in a Blue Jays uniform.

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