Blue Jays shut down rookie Devon Travis with shoulder injury


Devon Travis aggravated a weeks-long shoulder injury Saturday and after sitting out five straight games the Blue Jays finally decided to place the rookie second baseman on the disabled list.

Travis has been a huge bright spot for Toronto this season, winning the Opening Day job as a 24-year-old and hitting .271 with seven homers and an .839 OPS in 36 games. However, since suffering the initial shoulder injury from a bad hop to the collarbone on April 30 he’s hit just .185 in 14 games.

Utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki was called up from Triple-A to take Travis’ spot on the roster, but Steven Tolleson has been filling in at second base.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.