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Devon Travis

Devon Travis
Travis during the 2015 season
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 29
Second baseman
Born: (1991-02-21) February 21, 1991
West Palm Beach, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 2015, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .304
Hits 66
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 35
Teams

Devon Anthony Travis (born February 21, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers, and made his MLB debut on April 6, 2015 with the Blue Jays.

Early career

In 2003, Travis played in the Little League World Series, representing Boynton Beach, Florida. They finished as the runner-up to the team from Tokyo, Japan.[1] He attended Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Florida, and later Florida State University.[2]

Professional career

Draft and minor leagues

Travis with the Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2013.

Travis was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Florida State University.[3][4] He started his career with the short-season Connecticut Tigers, hitting .280/.352/.441 with three home runs and in 25 games.[5]

Travis started the 2013 season with the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps.[6] He was the MVP of the Midwest League All-Star Game after going 2-for-2 with a three-run triple.[7] Travis was promoted to the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers after hitting .352/.430/.486 with six home runs in 77 games.[5][8] After the season he was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year.[9][10] Travis played 100 games for the Double-A Erie SeaWolves in 2014, batting .298 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI.[5]

Toronto Blue Jays

On November 12, 2014, Travis was traded to the [13] After a strong performance in spring training, Travis was announced as the Blue Jays' starting second baseman on March 31, 2015.[14] Travis debuted on April 6 and recorded his first career hit, a solo home run off Chasen Shreve of the New York Yankees. He also recorded 2 walks and scored 2 runs as the Blue Jays won 6–1.[15] On April 12, Travis hit a 3-run double to help the Blue Jays win 10–7 against the Baltimore Orioles. The hit was initially ruled an error on Travis Snider, however the call was changed on April 16, and Travis was credited with a hit and 3 RBIs.[16]

Travis was named the Blue Jays Player of the Month for April on May 1.[17] In a 10–7 loss to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, Travis hit his first career grand slam.[18] On May 4, Travis was announced as the winner of the American League Rookie of the Month for April. He batted .325/.393/.625 with 6 home runs, 17 runs scored, and 19 RBIs.[19][20] After missing 5 consecutive games with a left shoulder injury, Travis was placed on the disabled list on May 21. To that point in May, he had batted .185 in 14 games.[21] He was activated off the disabled list on June 26.[22] Travis re-injured his shoulder on July 28, and was placed on the disabled list on July 31.[23] On September 11, he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.[24] The Blue Jays shut down Travis for the remainder of the season on September 17, and announced that he would undergo an exploratory surgery on his shoulder.[25] He finished 2015 with a .304 batting average, 8 home runs, and 35 RBI.[26]

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Devon Travis on Twitter
  • Profile at seminoles.com
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