Blue Jays GM Atkins says Travis, Liriano improving

FILE - This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throwing to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins expects second baseman Devon Travis to return from a sore right knee and play in the AL Championship Series and says left-hander Francisco Liriano is improving after a concussion last week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins expects second baseman Devon Travis to return from a sore right knee and play in the AL Championship Series and said left-hander Francisco Liriano is improving after a concussion last week.

Travis missed the final two games of Toronto's AL Division Series sweep of Texas because of a bone bruise. Atkins said Travis has been able to field grounders, hit and run since being scratched from Game 2.

Lirianio was injured in the eighth inning of Game 2 when he struck in the back of the head by a Carlos Gomez line drive measured at 102 mph. Liriano exited the stadium before Sunday's Game 3 in Toronto because he wasn't feeling well, but he was able to take part in physical activity with no symptoms on Monday, Atkins said.

Liriano is ineligible until Game 2 of the ALCS after being removed from Toronto's Division Series roster.