Devon Travis underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee Wednesday and will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks, recent reports say.
According to numerous insiders (including Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae and Shi Davidi), second baseman Devon Travis underwent an arthroscopic procedure this past Wednesday to “address a small meniscus tear in his left knee”.
Davidi notes that Travis will be re-assessed and will hopefully return to baseball activity in 4-6 weeks. Blue Jays radio broadcaster Ben Wagner says that Travis will rehab in Florida.
Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet summarizes the injury by noting that “if all goes well”, he “could be working out again by the end of April”.
This is a devastating blow for Travis, 28, who just this spring spoke candidly about how he’s tired of being injured and would like, for one season, to remain on the field for all 162 games.
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In parts of four seasons for the Blue Jays, the native of West Palm Beach, Florida has appeared in just 316 games, roughly 79 games per season.
In 2018, he slashed .232/.275/.381 in 103 games, adding 11 home runs, 44 RBI and 14 doubles in 357 at-bats. In 2017, he played in just 50 games.
Now, the Blue Jays will likely be relying on an infield group composed of Brandon Drury, Richard Urena, Eric Sogard, Gurriel Jr. and Freddy Galvis over the first month or so of the season, seeing as Travis was a part of that mix up until recently.
For Travis, this marks yet another tragic injury in his young career. At some point, the Blue Jays will have to decide once and for all whether or not he remains on this roster. More to come.