The Toronto Blue Jays will be without second baseman Devon Travis for the remainder of the postseason. How will that impact the club the rest of the way?
Devon Travis has battled injuries all season, including getting injured during the ridiculous brawl with the New York Yankees in the final weeks of the season that saw Joaquin Benoit go down with a leg injury.
Travis suffered a knee injury and is now off the postseason roster. He’s being replaced by first baseman Justin Smoak,who hit just .217 this season (and got a contract extension).
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Travis is off the Jays’ roster, per an MLB release. Justin Smoak has replaced him. Travis is now also ineligible for the World Series.
Travis gave the Blue Jays an option at lead off and someone who can get on base at the bottom of the order to help turn the lineup over and set up for guys like Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion.
Travis being available may not have made a difference the past couple of days against the Indians, but as the scene shifts to Toronto, being at full strength offensively would have helped as the team gets set to face Trevor Bauer on Monday.