Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis went on the disabled list last Tuesday with a bone bruise in his right knee. He underwent surgery to clean up cartilage in that knee, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports. Wilner says “it’ll be a while” before Travis returns.
Travis, 26, hit .259/.291/.438 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 197 plate appearances this season.
Darwin Barney and Ryan Goins will handle second base while Travis recovers from surgery.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.
The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.
Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.