Even if Devon Travis is swinging a hot bat — like last May when he smacked 16 doubles and posted a 1.019 OPS — it won’t make him immune to his scheduled off days. The Toronto Blue Jays are going to take every precaution to keep the oft-injured second baseman on the field. “What we need to be disciplined about is not playing him too much when he’s hot,” Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday evening during Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. “So he can have an entire year without going on the [disabled list]. That would be the best outcome.” Atkins told hosts Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt that if Travis finished the campaign having played 100 to 120 games while avoiding a stint on the DL, it would be ideal, but didn’t rule out a higher game count. He noted that the 27-year-old Travis, who has missed significant time over past three seasons with knee and shoulder issues, enjoyed a great off-season from a physical standpoint and is onboard with the team’s plan to be disciplined about preserving his health.
Blue Jays GM offers glimpse into how team plans to keep Travis healthy
Sportsnet | Mar 2