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Injury ends season for Toronto slugger Bautista

Toronto’s Jose Bautista will sit the rest of the season. (Associated Press)
Toronto’s Jose Bautista will sit the rest of the season. (Associated Press)

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will have season-ending surgery to stabilize a tendon in his left wrist.

Bautista said before Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees that the recovery period is three to four months and he would be ready to play long before the start of spring training next year.

After a slow start, Bautista finished with a .241 average, 27 homers and 65 RBIs in 92 games.

Clearing the bases

The Chicago Cubs and their young shortstop, Starlin Castro, agreed to a seven-year contract with a club option for 2020. Castro, 22, is a two-time All-Star in just his second full major league season. He led the National League in hits with 207 last season … The Pittsburgh Pirates’ postseason push won’t include former Seattle Mariner Erik Bedard. The team released the left-handed Bedard after he slumped to his 14th loss of the season, tied for most in the majors, in a 7-0 drubbing by the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday … San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was activated from the restricted list after serving a 100-game suspension for his second positive drug test. Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, the former Northwest Christian prep standout, was placed on the paternity list to make room on the roster for Mota … The Minnesota Twins will host the 2014 All-Star game at Target Field … Toronto Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman, the No. 22 pick in the 2012 draft, has been suspended for 50 month … The Chicago White Sox put right-handed starter Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain.

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