The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Devon Travis for the remainder of the playoffs. The second baseman was removed from the ALCS roster Saturday due to a right knee injury, and by rule, he is ineligible to return in the World Series if the Blue Jays advance.
Devon Travis will be replaced on the AL Championship Series roster by infielder Justin Smoak. Travis ineligible for WS if TOR advances.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 15, 2016
Travis, who had been dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, left Friday’s ALCS matchup with the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning after he planted and felt a sharp pain in his knee, according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
“There’s enough information to suggest that the injury has changed and there is more of an injury than just the bone bruise,” Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters Saturday. “I don’t want to get into the specifics of it yet until we get more information as the swelling gets down, as the inflammation gets out of there. I’d rather have a much clearer picture, but there was enough information to suggest that the injury was new.”
Travis was replaced on the ALCS roster with Justin Smoak. Darwin Barney got the start at second base on Saturday in Game 2.
Travis, 25, hit .300 with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs in his first full MLB campaign.