Blue Jays' Devon Travis shut down from rehab
Toronto Blue Jays rookie second baseman Devon Travis has been battling a lingering shoulder injury and will be shut down for at least a week after just one rehab game.
Travis was put on the disabled list May 17 and started for Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. However, he's still feeling some pain there and will be shut down for at least a week, according to the National Post.
“I’m dying,” Travis told the National Post. “I’ve been pretty frustrated. I haven’t been sleeping much.”
The rookie was off to a hot start with the Jays, hitting .271 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 36 games. “I was having the time of my life,” he said. “Obviously, injuries are part of the game, and being a young guy, it’s tough to figure out. I was living my dream, something that I’ve dreamed of forever, and then I get hit in the collarbone with a ball, and next thing you know, you find yourself a month later still fighting through the same stuff. It’s pretty frustrating.”
The Blue Jays have been using a mix of Steve Tolleson and Ryan Goins to fill the void, but they have been unable to match Travis' production.
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(h/t National Post)