The Blue Jays have spent much of the offseason trying to re-sign Edwin Encarnacion, but let’s not forget that another All-Star free agent has not ruled out a return.
Jose Bautista is one of the top available sluggers available and according to his agent Bautista wants to remain in Canada.
“He loves the city, loves the fans,” Alou told Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. “I didn’t realize how much he loves it there. And he really feels he has unfinished business.”
Bautista has been with the Jays since 2008 and in that time has become one of the best players in franchise history.
Jose has many options like accepting an offer from an outside team, but coming off his injury-plagued, down year, nothing is completely off the table, even accepting the $17.2 million qualifying offer.