José Bautista will enter into a new chapter of his MLB career, as he will probably make his debut for the Atlanta Braves this Friday against the San Francisco Giants; but Bautista doesn't forget where he comes from and had a lot of kind words for his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
Before putting on his new uniform, Bautista paid his respects for the organization where he enjoyed 10 successful seasons by a penned article in the Players' Tribune; Bautista was named to the All-Star Game 6 times while he was a Blue Jay and was MLB's home run leader in 2010 and 2011.
Here's what Bautista had to say:
I want to say thank you, to the Blue Jays organization, for wanting me in the first place. When you traded for me, back in 2008, I was a part-time player - closer to 30 than 20 - who had already bounced around between four teams in this league. But you gave me a chance, a real chance, to come in and prove myself. And that's one of the things that I will always appreciate about Toronto as a franchise. With me and Toronto, it's always felt like there is this … almost deeper understanding there," he wrote. "We just get each other - it's like we exist on this shared wavelength together
According to a source, Jose Bautista will join the Braves today and start at third base tonight.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) 4 de mayo de 2018