Blue Jays shut down Devon Travis for the season

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After numerous delays and setbacks in his recovery from a left shoulder injury Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis has been shut down for the remainder of the season and will undergo exploratory surgery, the team announced.

Toronto certainly has plenty of offensive firepower with or without Travis, but adding the 24-year-old rookie to the bottom of the lineup would have made the Blue Jays even scarier. Prior to the injury in late July he hit .304 with eight homers, 18 doubles, and an .859 OPS in 62 games to emerge as a leading Rookie of the Year candidate.

Ryan Goins will continue to serve as the primary second baseman in Travis’ absence, bringing a lot less offense and more defense to the table.