Devon Travis (shoulder) remains on track to miss the start of the 2016 season, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.
With plenty of offense in tow, the Jays can afford to take their time with the young second baseman. Upon having surgery on his left shoulder in November, the expectation was that Travis would need 16-20 weeks to recover. Ryan Goins remains the favorite to pick up the extra playing time at second base while Travis is on the shelf.
Devon Travis underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will likely miss the beginning of the regular season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reported that Travis had a pre-existing acromion bone non-union in his left shoulder which was discovered during the season. After exhausting every other option, the Toronto Blue Jays opted to have the 24-year-old undergo surgery, which Nicholson-Smith reported included screws inserted into the second-baseman's shoulder in order to stabilize the bone. He's expected to miss all of spring training, and it's very possible Travis could also miss the first month of the regular season. Ryan Goins will likely take over at second base during his absence, but it remains to be seen if the Blue Jays will add more depth to their infield during the offseason in order to compensate for the loss.
The procedure will formally close the door on Travis' return this season, with the Blue Jays hoping to have him back for the start of spring training in 2016. Travis was a leading candidate for AL Rookie of the Year honors after huge month of April, but injury issues compromised those efforts. The second baseman finishes the year with a .304/.361/.498 batting line to go along with eight homers, 35 RBI, and 38 runs scored.
The absence of second baseman
The Jays felt they could get Travis back on the field next week, but that now appears unlikely, according to Sportsnet.
Travis has performed well at the plate this season when not sidelined by shoulder problems. He owns a slash line of .304/.361/.498.
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