Devon Travis underwent surgery to clean up knee cartilage

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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.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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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.