Blue Jays’ Devon Travis still scuffling in Buffalo

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 05: Devon Travis
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 05: Devon Travis /

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis has gotten off to a slow in Triple-A Buffalo since his demotion hitting just .217 in his first five contests with the herd.

Devon Travis is still scuffling offensively connecting for four singles and a double in 23 at-bats with the Bisons. Travis has six total bases to his credit while fanning four times as the 27-year old attempts to work his way back to the majors.

Travis played in three consecutive games for the first time this season this past weekend tallying four hits. While with the Jays, Travis was sitting out every third day in an attempt to reduce the wear and tear on his surgically repaired knees. So maybe he is rounding a corner and a breakout is on the horizon.

Last season Travis absolutely raked in the month of May after a slow start hitting .364 with 16 doubles and four home runs. Unfortunately for Travis, his season ended shortly thereafter in the first week of June.

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The demotion may be short-lived if the Blue Jays need another infielder when shortstop Aledmyz Diaz is officially placed on the disabled list with a sprained ankle. Travis who is finally healthy struggled mightily out of the gate for the Jays.

The second baseman hit just .148/.212/.246 with one homer and 18 strikeouts in 18 games with the big club. The poor play of Travis forced the Jays hand to bring up infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. who has impressed in his small sample size.

The Jays have a number of players struggling with the stick however Travis still had three minor league options remaining and he was the obvious choice when the Jays looked to shake things up.

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Hopefully, he can figure it out sooner than later because when he is firing on all cylinders Travis is an integral part of the Blue Jays offensive cog.