"It has been definitely one of the happiest moments of my life," Bautista said. "The first couple of days I didn't get much sleep, but the last two days have been alright. The bottom line is I'm here, I'm ready to go, and [start winning] more games."
The Blue Jays listed Bautista as being absent against the Athletics for personal reasons. Bautista preferred the real reason be kept a secret because he felt it was a private matter.
It was also the main reason he didn't want to get into a lot of details with reporters prior to the series against the Angels.
"I just like to keep family matters private, as I think everybody should," Bautista said. "That's just my personal preference, so I'm going to try and remain with the same attitude and with the same idea, so I won't talk much about it.
"But, bottom line, if anybody's concerned, everybody is healthy and everybody's happy."
Toronto went 2-1 with Bautista out of the lineup. His presence will be a welcome addition to Toronto's batting order, though, as Bautista entered Friday night hitting .455 with two home runs in three games.