Blue Jays GM Atkins says Travis, Liriano improving
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.