Jose Bautista is on the move again.
After spending 10 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, Bautista is now on his third MLB team in less than four months.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 28, 2018
The New York Mets have traded Bautista to the Philadelphia Phillies, as the 37-year-old joins a pennant race. The Phillies are currently 2.5 games back of the final wild-card spot in the National League.
In return, the Mets will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. The deal comes three days in advance of MLB’s August 31 waiver trade deadline.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 28, 2018
Bautista hit for a .204 batting average, with nine home runs, 37 RBIs, and a .351 on-base percentage since signing with the Mets on May 22. His stint in New York came shortly after a failed one-month experiment with the Atlanta Braves.
This could very well be the end of the line for the 15-year Big League vet, who’s quite clearly in the twilight of his career.
Jose Bautista has quite the history with the Phillie Phanatic… pic.twitter.com/MlfHHdm8Xf
— Tim Kelly (@TimKellySports) August 28, 2018