Blue Jays GM provides updates on Travis and Pompey
Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins made an appearance on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and provided injury updates on both Devon Travis and Dalton Pompey among other things.
Atkins discussed the jockeying back and forth between opposing General Managers when hammering out potential deals and provided some input on the chances of subsequent trades in August now that the heavy lifting and legwork was completed prior to the deadline.
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The most surprising and encouraging part of the nearly 20-minute interview was the prognosis on second-baseman Devon Travis who is sidelined with chronic knee issues.
Here is a paraphrased version of Atkins.
Atkins stated: Devon has been great, he has progressed as well as we possibly could have hoped, my hope is that we see him this month sometime, he’s strong, he looks great, he’s in a really good physical and mental position right now, extremely optimistic but don’t want to set a hard timeline on it. It’s the kind of thing where you can have setbacks and next thing you know it’s two or three weeks when you were thinking days.
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Pompey- Hopeful, he’s had a tough run, the concussion was unfortunate, when he came back he had a knee issue which we are still getting arms around but we will have more information in a week. I think there are several scenarios, he could be playing very soon and that would be based on how he is feeling and how things are progressing with the knee and there is a scenario where if it is not feeling better we will have to consider another alternative.
Encouraging news on the Devon Travis front while it seems like the next week will be instrumental in establishing a timeline for Dalton Pompey who has only seen action in 13 minor league games this season.
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