It looked worse than it actually was ... because Jose Bautista did NOT require any sort of medical attention after taking that hard overhand right to the face this weekend, TMZ Sports has learned.
We spoke with Bautista's agent, Jay Alou, who tells us straight up -- "Everything is fine, Jose didn't require any medical attention."
Alou added, "It's unfortunate this happened. Kids don't need to see that."
Bautista got into it with Texas Rangers 2nd baseman Rougned Odor over the weekend -- with Odor landing a pretty clean shot to the grill.
By the way, we also spoke with a rep for the Arlington PD -- who tells us there is NOT a criminal investigation and no charges have been filed.