Blue Jays: Devon Travis underwent arthroscopic procedure

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 2: Devon Travis #29 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a two-run single off of starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners that scored Yangervis Solarte #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a game at Safeco Field on August 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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.

Earlier in the spring, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said that Travis, and fellow middle infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., would be seeing some time in left field this season.

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.

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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.

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