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Feb 15, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) and starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) talk at Cecil P. Englebert Recreation Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 15, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) and starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) talk at Cecil P. Englebert Recreation Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 23, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Devon Travis (29) picks up baseballs after taking batting practice during the spring training workout at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /

Devon Travis Finally Lives Up To Expectations

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis has been snakebitten, to say the least over the course of the past two seasons. Travis just saw game action for the first time yesterday, getting in some swings in a minor league contest. The timeline is cloudy for Travis as he recovers from a deep bone bruise and offseason knee surgery.

The spark plug has the ability to drag out at-bats and make pitchers work every time he digs into the box. Travis looks old beyond his years with a bat in his hand, and is the perfect compliment to the Blue Jays lineup at the top of the order.

Travis was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Anthony Gose and even with the injury issues, the Blue Jays have still undoubtedly won the trade.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this year is finally the season Travis remains off the disabled list and contributes at the top of the order for an extended period of time. Travis has .300, 15 HR, 85 RBI potential setting the table for the big boppers.

The next week or so will be the telltale sign whether Travis makes the trip north for opening day. Regardless he is not far off and once healthy, will live up to expectations and put the injury troubles behind him.

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