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Devon Travis elects free agency

November 7, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that 2B Devon Travis has declined outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and has elected free agency. Travis, 28, was acquired in 2014 from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Anthony Gose. The second baseman made his Major League debut on April 6, 2015 and

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that 2B Devon Travis has declined outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and has elected free agency.

Travis, 28, was acquired in 2014 from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Anthony Gose. The second baseman made his Major League debut on April 6, 2015 and became just the fourth player in club history to hit a home run in his first career game. He set career highs in 2016 in runs (54), hits (123), doubles (28) home runs (11), RBI (50), walks (20), strikeouts (87) and stoles bases (4). Travis played a career-low 50 games in 2017 before being placed on the disabled list on June 6 for the remainder of the season with a bone bruise on his right knee. In his last full season in 2018, he played a career-high 103 games. The Palm Beach, FL, native holds a career batting average of .274 with 35 home runs, 153 RBI, and 14 stolen bases across four seasons with Toronto. Travis missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on his left knee and was placed on the 60-day injured list on March 25.