Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/26/12

One day after being activated, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was back on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a wrist injury that could end his season.

The left wrist strain had sidelined Bautista for 5 1/2 weeks before he felt discomfort in his wrist during the third inning of Saturday's game.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Bautista will be examined by a hand specialist Sunday.

"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 told the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Bautista, who led the major leagues in home runs the past two seasons, paced the Blue Jays with 27 home runs and 65 RBIs despite missing the past month. He said Saturday the pain was not as bad as what he suffered in July.

"I don't feel terrible and I don’t feel 100 percent," he said. "The pain is nothing like what I felt the first time."

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays placed David Cooper on the disabled list with a back strain, activated Adam Lind from the disabled list and recalled infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from Class AAA Las Vegas.

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