Blue Jays activate 2B Travis off DL
TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have activated rookie second baseman Devon Travis off the disabled list and put him in the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Travis, who hasn’t played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston with a sore left shoulder.
Travis was hurt when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his swing, causing him to bat .189 in 53 at bats in May after batting .325 in April, when he was named AL Rookie of the Month.
Overall, Travis is hitting .271 with seven homers and 26 RBIs in 36 games.
Kawasaki hit .200 (3 for 15) for the Blue Jays, including two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI.