Blue Jays: Jose Bautista Frustrated by Back Injury

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Blue Jays: Jose Bautista Frustrated by Back Injury
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Jose Bautista says he is as frustrated by his nagging back injury as Blue Jays fans are anxious for his return, but he won't compromise his long-term health by aggravating the injury at this early stage of the season. “I'm not going to do a disservice to everybody by being out there and not being 100 per cent or making myself even worse for the future,” he told reporters Wednesday night, following the Jays' lacklustre 7-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox at the Rogers Centre. “It's still early in the season, it makes absolutely no sense for me to play like that.”

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