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.
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.
The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.
Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.
The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.
Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.