Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is back on the 15-day disabled list, saddled with the same injury that kept him sidelined for 5 1/2 weeks before his short-lived return on Friday.
Bautista left Toronto's game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night in the third inning with discomfort in his left wrist, and after the game the Blue Jays put him on the DL.
Bautista will see a hand specialist on Sunday, said Toronto manager John Farrell, who didn't hesitate yanking the slugger from the game after he complained about soreness in his wrist.
"Given what he means to us, not just in the current, but in the long term, as a precautionary measure we felt we needed to get him out of there," Farrell said.
With Toronto in last place and 14 games under .500, it makes little sense to take any risks to the two-time major league home run leader.
Bautista suspects the injury occurred in the first inning during his only at-bat of the game.
"Maybe it's one of those swings I took t...