The Blue Jays announced their decision Wednesday on Twitter, saying that Bautista will be ready for spring training next year:
Bautista shut down for rest of season with femur bone bruise. Will be 100 pct for spring training
— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) September 4, 2013
Bautista, who turns 33 next month, has been sidelined with a bone bruise in his hip since Aug. 20. The injury-plagued outfielder has appeared in just 210 games over the past two seasons.
Bautista had 28 home runs and 73 RBIs in 118 games this season. The four-time All-Star has 152 homers and 365 RBIs over the past four seasons.