Blue Jays don’t expect Devon Travis back before September

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Toronto’s scary lineup has a chance to be even scarier once rookie second baseman Devon Travis returns from a strained left shoulder, but it sounds like that won’t be for a while.

Travis was placed on the disabled list after re-injuring his shoulder in late July and initially said he hoped to return after the minimum 15 days, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Ben Nicholson-Smith of Toronto Sportsnet that the team is not expecting him back until September.

When healthy enough to be in the lineup Travis has been fantastic for the Blue Jays as a 24-year-old rookie, hitting .304 with eight homers, 18 doubles, and an .859 OPS in 62 games. In his absence Ryan Goins has been Toronto’s primary second baseman, but he’s hit just .228 with a .612 OPS.