Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will likely require a knee scope after an MRI revealed a “very small flap of cartilage caught in the joint” on top of his pre-existing bone bruise in his knee, the Blue Jays announced Sunday.
The Blue Jays expect Travis to be ready for spring training, though he’ll be re-evaluated once the swelling in his knee subsides.
With his spot on the club’s ALCS roster initially in doubt after suffering the injury in the team’s series against the Texas Rangers, Travis appeared to seriously aggravate the ailment in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Cleveland Indians after running to cover first base. On the very next play, Travis immediately began hobbling in pain on his first step, unable to put any weight on his right leg.
He was promptly removed from that game for Ryan Goins, while Justin Smoak then replaced him on the club’s 25-man roster, ruling Travis out for the rest of the postseason should the Blue Jays progress to the World Series.