Blue Jays’ Devon Travis likely done for season after suffering setback

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 14: Devon Travis
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 14: Devon Travis /

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis can’t seem to buy a break on the injury front as the 26-year old has suffered yet another set back rehabbing his knee and in all likelihood is finished for the season.

The Devon Travis injury saga continues to tug at Blue Jays fans heart strings as the hard-luck infielder experienced another bout of knee soreness while rehabbing forcing him to dial back his rehab.

It appeared Travis would be ready for game action at some point this month after President Mark Shapiro provided a positive prognosis back in late July. Unfortunately for Travis, most minor league campaigns are nearing an end handcuffing any potential rehab games if Travis were able to overcome the soreness in short order.

The Travis injury was magnified once again last night after witnessing another sloppy defensive effort at second base from Rob Refsnyder. The fill-in has struggled to make the routine play nearly every time Manager John Gibbons inserts Refsnyder into the lineup.

Gibbons spoke to the media to explain the circumstances around the setback:

"“He was moving along good, taking ground balls, hitting, a little bit of running, and then it flared up on him again,”"

Travis missed 61 games last season and has only managed to suit up for 50 games this season in what has become two forgettable injury plagued seasons for the Florida State alumni. Travis underwent surgery on his right knee in June to repair cartilage damage.

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Travis is not the only walking wounded as his double-play partner Troy Tulowitzki is also done for the season along with presumably pitcher Aaron Sanchez who has battled blister issues for what feels like forever.

The Jays have lost 10 of their last 12 and appear destined to remain in the basement of the AL East so there is really no point in rushing Travis back into action. The smart money would be to shut him down and let him set his sights on Opening Day.

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Hopefully, the second baseman can overcome his plethora of injuries and finally live up to the promising potential he possesses. Travis is extremely talented and one of the good guys in the game. Heal up, Devon!