Jose Bautista could be headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain


Jose Bautista has been experiencing pain in his right shoulder for over a week and he aggravated it on Tuesday night when he tried to throw out Delmon Young at first base from his position in right field.

That failed attempt to embarrass Young happened shortly after Bautista got into a jawing match with several Orioles as he slowly made his way around the bases following a long home run to left-center field. A pitch from O’s reliever Jason Garcia had sailed behind Bautista a few pitches before he went yard. Catch that whole scene here …

Bautista has been diagnosed with a right shoulder strain and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons acknowledged to Barry Davis of Sportsnet on Wednesday that a 15-day disabled list could be coming. More from Davis …

Video: Pete Alonso hits home run no. 50

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Rookie first baseman Pete Alonso has launched what appears to be the beginning of an auspicious career, made all the more notable by the 50 home runs he’s produced for the Mets so far this season. The All-Star slugger pushed his home run streak to four straight games on Friday, collecting no. 50 on an eighth-inning fastball from the Reds’ Sal Romano.

It’s just the latest of a long line of accomplishments for the 24-year-old infielder. Entering Friday’s series opener against Cincinnati, the first-time All-Star carried a .266/.366/.590 batting line with a league-leading 49 homers, 113 RBI, a .956 OPS and 4.9 fWAR through 648 plate appearances. Among those who are still rounding out their rookie seasons in 2019, he ranks first in home runs and fWAR by a long shot: the White Sox’ Eloy Jiménez is second in home runs with 28 dingers, while the Astros’ Yordan Álvarez plays second fiddle in fWAR with 3.7 Wins Above Replacement.

Even more remarkable: Alonso is the second rookie in MLB history to deliver at least 50 home runs in a single season. The first? Aaron Judge, who clubbed a jaw-dropping 52 homers for the Yankees in 2017.