Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/15/14

Back-to-back home run champ Jose Bautista will opt for season ending surgery

Two-time home run champ Jose Bautista will undergo season-ending surgery to stabilize a tendon in his left wrist. The injury to his wrist has become unstable, thus Bautista opted for the surgery that will take him approximately three to four months to recover from. The Blue Jay’s slugger should be ready for the beginning of spring training next year.

“There’s just too much instability in that tendon and it got to the point where risking injuring the tendon was not worth it,” Bautista said. “That’s why we’re opting to do it now.”

“Luckily for me the tendon is completely intact,” Bautista said. “He just needs to make it stable again.”

After leading the majors in home runs the last two seasons, Bautista started off slow this season, but still managed to belt out 27 home runs to go along with 65 RBIs in just 92 games. Jose finished the season with a .241 batting average.

“I didn’t have the consistency I wanted to but I think I picked it up on a production level and I was able to contribute,” Bautista said. “What I really wanted to do, and I said this many times, was remain healthy but unfortunately I wasn’t able to.”

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