08/28/2012 05:39 EDT | Updated 10/28/2012 05:12 EDT

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista out for season after surgery on left wrist

NEW YORK, N.Y. - All-star outfielder Jose Bautista needs surgery on his left wrist and will miss the rest of the season.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced the upcoming operation on Twitter today.

They say Bautista is expected to be back for spring training.

Bautista is ninth in the American League with 27 home runs this season, despite missing six weeks of play in July and August with inflammation in his wrist.

He left Toronto's 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 25 with discomfort in his left wrist.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day.