Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista goes on disabled list because of sprained toe

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday following a freakish injury that he attributed in part to bad luck. 

Bautista sprained his left big toe Thursday night in Philadelphia when he got his foot caught in a fence latch while trying to make a catch.

He was wearing a walking boot Friday in the Toronto clubhouse in Baltimore.

A preliminary exam did not reveal any broken bones, but Bautista will undergo further tests to determine the severity. 


Delvin Perez, the 17-year-old Puerto Rican shortstop who fell to the 23rd pick in the draft after testing positive for performance enhancing substances, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. ... Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been recalled from triple-A Memphis after a brief demotion, during which he played center field to add to his versatility. ... The Chicago Cubs called up catcher Willson Contreras from triple-A Iowa.

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