Jose Bautista due back Friday
Manager John Farrell says the slugger had six at-bats Wednesday morning in a simulated game. He'll be in the lineup with Double-A New Hampshire on Thursday before joining the Blue Jays at Baltimore on Friday.
Bautista hasn't played since July 16 because of a left wrist injury. He's hitting .244 with 27 homers on the year.
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