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51 Sam Travis 1B

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1446.21516172
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018BOS1936581721000.263.389.222
2019BOS591441731616113620.274.382.215

Player Updates

March 2, 2020 01:04 PM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis went 1-for-2 with a two-run single in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers.

Travis made his spring debut, serving as the designated hitter after dealing with a hamstring injury since the start of spring training. He's a potential right-handed complement at first base, although the Rangers may need that spot to give at-bats to Danny Santana, Nick Solak or Todd Frazier. Travis, who also played left field while with the Red Sox, batted .215/.274/.382 in 59 games for Boston in 2019.

March 1, 2020 04:24 PM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Returns Sunday at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis (hamstring) is batting eighth as the designated hitter in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers.

Travis entered spring training with the hamstring issue, so his first game action is a big step as he attempts to compete for the starting job at first base. The 26-year-old is coming off a rough season in Boston with a .215/.274/.382 slash line in 157 plate appearances.

February 25, 2020 07:48 AM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Could play this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis (hamstring) has been running the bases and could appear in a spring training game this coming weekend, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning Star reports.

Travis was hobbled by an offseason injury that's prevented him from playing thus far during spring games. The longer he's sidelined, the less likely it is for Travis to push for the open first base job. Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird have manned the position in the first few games.

February 9, 2020 02:28 PM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Dealing with hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis sustained a hamstring injury while training during the offseason, Chris Halicke of Sports Illustrated reports.

Travis is expected to compete for the starting job at first base, which is open as training camp approaches. The right-handed hitting Travis will join lefty hitters Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird in the competition.

January 23, 2020 06:20 AM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Receives invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis has been extended an invitation to spring training, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The invite was expected after the Rangers acquired Travis from the Red Sox last week. He plays both first base and outfield with Texas looking at him primarily as a first baseman. The right-handed hitting Travis, who is not on the 40-man roster, will be given an opportunity to compete for that job during the spring and could work his way into a platoon with Ronald Guzman.

January 17, 2020 12:52 PM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Will compete at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis will be given a shot to compete at first base during spring training, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The right-handed hitting Travis, who was acquired from the Red Sox on Wednesday, is not on the Rangers' 40-man roster but will get an opportunity to platoon with Ronald Guzman for playing time at first base. That position is unsettled for now, and the club is looking at available free agents. That includes Nick Castellanos, who the Rangers are feeling out about his willingness to try his hand at first base.

January 16, 2020 06:24 PM
Rangers' Sam Travis: Traded to Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis was traded from the Red Sox to the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for left-hander Jeffrey Springs, John Blake of the team's official site reports.

The 26-year-old accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket last Thursday, but he'll now work out of the Rangers' organization. Travis was assigned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move after hitting .275/.362/.432 with seven home runs and five stolen bases over 68 games in the minors last season. In 59 games for Boston, Travis slashed .215/.274/.382 with six home runs, 16 RBI and two steals.

January 9, 2020 01:44 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Accepts outright assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis cleared waivers Thursday and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

After struggling at the plate last season, Travis was designated for assignment earlier in January to clear room on the 40-man roster for Kevin Plawecki. However, Travis went unclaimed on waivers and will accept his assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket. Over 68 games at the Triple-A level last year, the 26-year-old hit .275/.362/.432 with seven home runs and 33 RBI.

January 2, 2020 03:44 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: DFA'd by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Travis appeared in a career-high 59 major-league games last season, but he struggled with a .215 batting average and only six home runs. The 26-year-old has a below-average strikeout rate of 22.9 percent but hasn't been able to display enough power in the big leagues to justify that rate. Travis was removed from the 40-man roster in order to clear room for Kevin Plawecki, who signed a major-league contract with the team Thursday.

September 23, 2019 12:52 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Goes 1-for-5 in lineup return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis (concussion) started in left field and went 1-for-5 in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Rays.

Travis had been withheld from action for the past few days with a concussion, but he was cleared to re-enter the lineup before the weekend concluded after passing through the MLB's protocol for head injuries. With all of Andrew Benintendi (thumb), J.D. Martinez (groin) and Mookie Betts (foot) nursing injuries lately, Travis could be in store for a decent amount of run in the Boston outfield in the final week of the season.

September 21, 2019 05:04 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Cleared of concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis has been cleared from the concussion protocol, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Travis could be in line for regular at-bats over the final week of the season. Boston was eliminated from the playoffs after Friday's loss to the Rays and enters the final week with injuries in the outfield. Andrew Benintendi (thumb) left Friday's game and joins banged-up outfielders Mookie Betts (foot) and J.D. Martinez (groin) as players that could get a break.

September 19, 2019 07:04 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Could be cleared for weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis (concussion) participated in light exercises Wednesday and could be cleared to play this weekend, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Travis suffered the concussion when a thrown ball hit the back of his head after his helmet came off while running out a triple. The triple snapped a streak of 21 at-bats without a hit.

September 18, 2019 10:12 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Enters concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Alex Cora said after Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Giants that Travis (concussion) has been placed in the MLB's concussion protocol, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Travis entered the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning as a pinch hitter for designated hitter J.D. Martinez, whose night ended early due to left groin tightness. While running to third base to secure his first MLB triple, Travis' helmet flew off and he was struck in the head by the throw from the outfield. The Red Sox immediately pulled Travis from the contest, and he'll now have to clear all steps of the protocol before gaining clearance to play again. Travis looks unlikely to be available for Wednesday's contest.

September 17, 2019 09:20 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Exits with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis left Tuesday's game against the Giants with a head injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

He hit a triple and was hit on the head by the throw to third after his helmet had fallen off. It was apparently a pretty scary moment, but he was able to walk off under his own power. Gorkys Hernandez replaced him on the bases.

September 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Starting in left field Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis is starting in left field Sunday against Phillies left-hander Jason Vargas, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

The Red Sox are deploying a unique cast in the outfield with Travis, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez from left to right. Mookie Betts (foot) is sidelined while Jackie Bradley has not started against left-handers of late. That set of circumstances has Travis in left while left-handed-hitting first baseman Mitch Moreland gets a rare start against a southpaw. Travis is hitless in his last 17 at-bats, having last knocked a base hit Aug. 25.

September 6, 2019 03:56 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Playing against lefties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis started at first base and went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Twins.

With the Red Sox set to face left-hander Martin Perez, Mitch Moreland stepped aside for Travis. The news that Michael Chavis (oblique) could be shut down for the season means Travis will slot in at first base against left-handers from here on out. The 26-year-old first baseman has just one hit over his last 18 at-bats (.055).

August 26, 2019 10:12 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Starts at first base Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis started at first base and went 1-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Padres.

With news that Michael Chavis (shoulder) is not expected to rejoin the Red Sox until September's roster expansion, Travis should continue to be the short side of a platoon at first base with Mitch Moreland.

August 14, 2019 10:16 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Thriving in part-time role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis recorded a pinch-hit double in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Indians.

The 25-year-old will spell Mitch Moreland at first base in Wednesday's series finale, batting sixth in the order. Though he largely remains limited to short-side platoon work, Travis has made the most of his somewhat spotty playing time. He's hit a home run in three of his past four starts.

August 4, 2019 05:16 PM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Playing time picks up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Yankees.

With the Red Sox facing another lefty (J.A. Happ) in the series finale, Travis will stay in the lineup for the fifth time in six games. Travis will likely continue to fill the short side of a platoon at first base with Mitch Moreland for the foreseeable future with Steve Pearce (back) not believed to be close to a return from the injured list.

July 28, 2019 09:44 AM
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Makes second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Travis started at first base and went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Yankees.

Travis started for the second straight day with a left-hander on the bump for the pinstripes. The left-handed hitting Mitch Moreland typically plays against righties, leaving the southpaws to Travis or Michael Chavis, who has started the last two games at second base. Travis may stick around for the rest of the season as Steve Pearce (back/knee) is not close to returning.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore1622 .300 .500 .125
vs Shepherd (Career)000000
vs RHP49101 .264 .347 .204
Last 7 Games
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9/22@TB5010000
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9/25@TEX0000000
9/26@TEX4010100
9/27BAL2000000
9/28BAL3100010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TEX0000000000------------
2019BOS591441731616113620.215.274.3820.656
2018BOS1936581721000.222.263.3890.652
2017BOS337613200162310.263.325.3420.667
Total1112563559724196930.231.288.3710.659
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TEX000000000
2019BOS59415510126
2018BOS19301400001
2017BOS33602600102
Total1111319510229
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014ASX-Lowell Spinners4016528555143041851.333.364.449
2014AFX-Greenville Drive27107123111131471401.290.330.495
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs652433573172438333496.300.384.436
2015AFA-Salem Red Sox6624635771545402643106.313.378.468
2016AAA-Pawtucket471732647100629154010.272.332.433
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox823044082140624375762.270.351.375
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/214
Birthdate:
8/27/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:
Indiana
MLB Experience:
3