Published July 17, 2012
NEW YORK – Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with inflammation in his left wrist and the Toronto Blue Jays called up outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The team did not give a timetable for Bautista's return. After leaving Monday night's loss to the New York Yankees when he felt pain in his wrist on an eighth-inning swing, the All-Star slugger had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed the inflammation.
The two-time defending AL home run champion was tied for second in the majors with 27 homers. He is batting .244 with 65 RBIs and a .360 on-base percentage.
The 21-year-old Gose played in the Futures Game for top prospects last week in Kansas City. He was hitting .292 at Las Vegas and leading the Pacific Coast League with 29 stolen bases. He had five homers, 10 triples and 41 RBIs.
Gose, set to make his major league debut, was acquired by the Blue Jays from Houston in July 2010 for first baseman Brett Wallace.
To make room for Gose on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays transferred right-hander Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.