Travis says he's close to full health after having offseason surgery to remove a flap of cartilage from his right knee, Corey Long of MLB.com reports.
Manager John Gibbons said he expects Travis to be ready for full activity sooner rather than later. "We're going to see how he progresses," Gibbons said. "Hopefully it's not too much longer, but you also want to be smart with it, so he doesn't experience any setbacks." Travis said he's not feeling any pain, although he isn't certain the bone bruise is gone. The second baseman expects to increase his lateral movement over the next few days.
Travis will likely enter camp as the Jays' choice to hit leadoff in 2017, MLB.com reports.
Toronto doesn't seem to have many choices other than to put Travis atop the batting order. He's not a typical leadoff man, but the second baseman has proven to be an above-average hitter with the ability to get on base for the heart of the batting order. The problem is that Travis hasn't found a way to stay healthy. In 2015, it was a shoulder injury that ended his season early. This past year, the shoulder forced a delayed start, and his run in the postseason was eventually cut short by a knee issue. Travis should be at full strength for spring training, but whether he can stay in that condition remains to be seen.
Travis underwent knee surgery Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. He is expected to be fully ready by spring training.
There was nothing to suggest the procedure was more invasive than the standard arthroscopic surgery. Travis was limited throughout October after an MRI revealed a bone bruise as well a small flap of cartilage caught between the joint in his knee. If healthy, Travis will almost certainly open 2017 as the Blue Jays' starting second baseman.
Travis has been dealing with a knee bruise since the beginning of the postseason and was finally sent for an MRI on Saturday. The results revealed a bone bruise, as expected, but also that there is a small flap of cartilage caught in the joint. As a result, Travis will undergo a minor procedure to correct the issue, but provided the surgery happens in the near future, it shouldn't greatly affect his 2017 availability.
Travis (knee) has been removed from the ALCS roster and has been oficially ruled out for the rest of the postseason, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
A knee bruise has limited Travis since early in the ALDS. He went for an MRI on Saturday, but those results have not yet been made public. Justin Smoak replaced Travis on the ALCS roster, and Darwin Barney and Ryan Goins figure to split the work at second base going forward.
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