Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is hopeful April showers blossom into May flowers for him on the offensive front much like last season.
Devon Travis is finally healthy and firing on all cylinders, the only issue is he has stumbled out of the gate putting up horrendous offensive numbers thus far in 2018. The 27-year old is hitting just .079/.146/.105 with just three hits in 41 plate appearances to begin the campaign.
The Jays are holding out hope that Travis can replicate his May stat line from last season when he connected for 16 doubles on his way to slashing a ridiculous .364/.373/.646 line. We won’t wish for a repeat of June as Travis played three games then hit the DL for the remainder of the season with knee issues.
The Jays sit with an encouraging 9-5 record even though both Travis and newly acquired outfielder Randal Grichuk have virtually provided nothing offensively to help the cause. The Jays will be that much more dangerous when the duo eventually put it all together.
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Manager John Gibbons has been resting Travis every third game as the second baseman attempts to avoid the disabled list for the first time in his career. Travis has been snake bitten by an array of injuries over the past couple seasons having played only 50 games last year and 101 games the previous season.
Travis was plunked in the hand during the Jays last contest versus the Indians and left the game as a precautionary measure, however, was slotted back in the lineup the following day before Mother Nature wreaked havoc and the next two games were rained out.
Hopefully, Travis can right the ship and round into form before the end of the month. The Jays offence is dangerously more potent with Travis at the top grinding out at-bats and hitting doubles into the gap with ease.
Keep battling Devo, you will break out of it.