Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip bone bruise. It appears that Bautista suffered the injury earlier this month during the Blue Jays last home stand according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. It’s unclear which exact game the injury occurred in, but Bautista has on hit only .125 with one home run over his last nine games before be placed on the disabled list. The Blue Jays plan is to rest him for the next two weeks and provide treatment before he will get re-evaluated. Bautista seems optimistic that he’ll return in September and quickly shot down the idea that the Blue Jays might consider shutting him down for the season.
Albert Pujols has consistently said that he intended to return to the Angels lineup at some point before the end of the season. On Monday, the Angels quickly put an end to any such comeback by announcing that Pujols has been shut down for the rest of the season. Pujols was placed on the disabled list at the end of July with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He was able to get rid of his walking boot in the past few days, but the Angels rather Pujols focus on 2014 rather than play a few meaningless games down the stretch this year. Pujols batted just .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI in 99 games this season. And guess what Angel fans - he is 33 years old with eight more years left on this back loaded contract.