September 26, 2021

Jose Bautista Not Prepared To Officially Retire (MLB Trade Rumors)

Veteran slugger Jose Bautista isn’t announcing a comeback bid after taking off the 2019 season, but neither is he prepared to declare his career over. The 39-year-old discussed his status with’s Nathalie Alonso (Spanish language link).

Bautista says he¬†really isn’t sure yet what will happen with his career. For the time being, the 15-season MLB veteran is enjoying time with his family while continuing his long-lauded workout regimen — something that he says will occur regardless whether he ever again pursues professional sports as a profession.

The former Blue Jays star says he never received an offer last winter despite expressing an interest in playing. Whether or not he was interested in considering minor-league pacts isn’t clear. It’s not terribly surprising that there wasn’t interest in a guaranteed deal; after all, Bautista managed only a .203/.348/.378 slash in 399 plate appearances during his 2018 tour de NL East. That was approximately league-average production —…

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