Bautista named Blue Jays' Player of the Month

Bautista named Blue Jays' Player of the Month

SAN DIEGO -- Jose Bautista was voted the Blue Jays' Player of the Month for May by the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Sunday afternoon.

It's the third consecutive May that Bautista brought home the club's top honor. The 10-year veteran posted a .337 average with five homers and 16 RBIs while posting a .994 OPS.

Bautista finished second in the American League with 22 walks, which helped contribute to an on-base percentage of .446. The overall production was something Bautista has grown accustomed to in May as he is now hitting .315 with a 1.040 OPS and 25 home runs during the past three Mays.

Left fielder Melky Cabrera (.319, two homers, 14 RBIs), first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (.292, six homers, 26 RBIs), designated hitter Adam Lind (.346, four homers eight RBIs) and left-hander Mark Buehrle (1-2, 4.89 ERA) also received votes.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.