Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/17/12
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Blue Jays basher Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday thanks to injuring his left wrist against the Bronx Bombers on Monday night. After a slow start to the 2012 campaign, the All-Star outfielder had been on fire since May 16, hitting .277 with 19 homers, 46 RBI and a .388 OBP in that span. Bautista heads to the sidelines with 27 bombs, second-most in the majors this season. While the Silver Slugger roamed right field in the Rogers Centre this year, much of Bautista's fantasy worth stemmed from his position eligibility at third base. Keeping the hot corner in mind, here's a list of third basemen who can serve as viable replacements until Joey Bats returns: Todd Frazier, Reds : Ready to get your hair blown back? In 264 at bats, the golden child Bryce Harper has eight homers, 25 RBI and a .273/.346/.451 slash. In 187 at bats, Frazier, a fellow rookie, has 10 jacks, 30 RBI and a .278/.346/.567 line. Yet Harper is owned in 82.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, while Fraz...
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