Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista stretches during batting practice Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cleveland. The Blue Jays are scheduled to face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Friday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) Outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. The sides are discussing one-, two- and three-year agreements.
The 36-year-old Bautista hit 22 homers with 69 RBIs last year while batting .234 in an injury-slowed season.