Blue Jays: Devon Travis looks to be regaining form
The 2018 campaign has not gone as planned for Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis, to say the least, however, it appears Travis is finally rounding into form of late.
Devon Travis is at last healthy finally finding a way to remain off the disabled list thus far this season, unfortunately, the 27-year has been mired in an offensive slump for much of the season to date. Travis was even demoted to the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo for 14 games in an attempt to right the ship.
Travis didn’t exactly light it up in Buffalo hitting .210 with 13 hits and a homer in 64 plate appearances for the herd. However, since being promoted back to the big leagues on May 22nd the second baseman has somewhat resembled his former self and is showing signs of finally breaking out of his funk.
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Since his return, Travis has 13 hits in 10 games and has only been held off the scoresheet in two games. Devo is batting .320/.393/.440 in his last seven contests and has raised his average to the Mendoza Line for the season.
If the Jays are going to salvage their disappointing season Travis will need to be an integral part of the cause. Prior to the start of the season, it was thought Travis would slide into the leadoff role due to his ability to have professional at-bats and hit to all fields however things did not go as planned once the season commenced.
Travis has been snakebitten with injuries for much of his Blue Jays career seeing action in only 50 games in 2017. Even after his disappointing start, he is still a career .282 hitter in parts of four seasons in the show.
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Hopefully, Travis can finally figure it out and put his early season struggled behind him, Lord knows the Jays desperately need him.