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Blue Jays acquire Bautista
08/21/2008 2:44 PM ET
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired INF JOSE BAUTISTA from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.

BAUTISTA, 27, is currently with Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League, having appeared in five games, hitting .300 (6-20) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. In 107 games for the Pirates this season he has posted a .242 avg., with 12 home runs and 44 RBI.

The Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic native is in his 5th major league season, posting double-digit home runs in each of the last three seasons, including a career high 16 in 2006. The 6'0", 195 lb., right-handed hitter has appeared in 441 games for four separate clubs (Baltimore 2004, Kansas City 2004, Tampa Bay 2004, & Pittsburgh 2004-08) holding a career .240 avg., with 161 home runs and 541 runs batted in.

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