Jose Bautista expected to miss at least two weeks with turf toe
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has been diagnosed with turf toe on his left foot and is expected to be out for at least two more weeks, manager John Gibbons told reporters Tuesday.
John Gibbons says specialist diagnosed Jose Bautista with turf toe, he'll be in a boot for a couple weeks and then re-assessed. #BlueJays— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 21, 2016
Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after crashing into the right-field wall in Philadelphia trying to chase down a fly ball. The Jays outfielder will rehab in Florida, and be required to wear a walking boot until his injury is re-evaluated in "a couple of weeks," Gibbons said.
Gibbons also told reporters that the specialist, who diagnosed Bautista's injury Monday, wasn't alarmed by what he saw.
In 65 games this season, Bautista is batting .230/.360/.455 with 12 homers, 41 RBI and an American League-leading 48 walks.
The Blue Jays are expected to continue to use Ezequiel Carrera as their starting right fielder until Bautista returns.