Bautista to grace Canadian cover of MLB video game

Toronto Blue Jay slugger Jose Bautista has been chosen cover athlete for the Canadian edition of the "MLB 12 The Show" video game. It marks the first time the game has had a separate cover athlete for the Canadian edition.

Blue Jays' slugger to be featured on "MLB 12 The Show," set for release March 6

A second consecutive 40-plus home run season has landed Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista on the cover of the Canadian edition of the MLB 12 The Show video game. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Toronto Blue Jay slugger Jose Bautista has been chosen cover athlete for the Canadian edition of the "MLB 12 The Show" video game.

It marks the first time the game has had a separate cover athlete for the Canadian edition. The American game will feature Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Others affiliated with the game are Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, and New York Mets third baseman David Wright.

The game is scheduled for release March 6 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.