Blue Jays' Jose Bautista lands on DL again with knee sprain

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The 35-year-old is making his second trip to the DL this season after missing 30 games due to a toe injury in June and July.
The 35-year-old is making his second trip to the DL this season after missing 30 games due to a toe injury in June and July.

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain, the team announced Wednesday.

Bautista underwent an MRI early Wednesday after hurting his knee during Toronto’s loss against the Rays Tuesday night. The injury occurred when Bautista got his feet caught in the turf during a defensive play in right field.

Toronto called up Junior Lake from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons to take Bautista’s roster spot while he is out.

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the organization is hopeful Jose Bautista won't be out much longer than two weeks.

It's Bautista's second DL stint this season. The 35-year-old missed 30 games in June and July because of a nagging toe injury. He's played in just 80 games for the Blue Jays so far this season, hitting a paltry .222 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs. 

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