Aaron Gleeman

Devon Travis out 4-5 months following shoulder surgery

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Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis emerged as an early Rookie of the Year contender before a left shoulder injury sidelined him for the final two months of the season.

He underwent what was described as a “cleanup” procedure in September, but today the Blue Jays announced that he’s gone under the knife for a more extensive surgery and faces a 4-5 month recovery timetable. In other words, odds are he’ll begin 2016 where he ended 2015: On the disabled list.

Travis hit .304 with eight homers and an .859 OPS in 62 games before going on the DL. He was replaced as the Blue Jays’ starting second baseman by Ryan Goins and will have to win back his job.