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Toronto Blue Jays Devon Travis blows a bubble during a rundown drill at spring training in Dunedin, Fla. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn ORG XMIT: FNG102

Oft-injured Blue Jay Devon Travis optimistic he can stay healthy

DUNEDIN – Devon Travis is hoping the fourth time’s a charm.

In his first three seasons in the major leagues, the Blue Jays’ second baseman was unable to play a full schedule because of shoulder and knee injuries.

Travis was dynamite in May last season and looked as if he was finally going to get the chance to break out and put up big numbers — essentially have the kind of season the organization and his teammates believe he can. He hit .364 in May and set the franchise record for extra-base hits in a month by a second baseman.

But then injuries reared their ugly head once again.

On June 6, the Jays placed Travis on the DL because of a bone bruise in his right knee and he subsequently underwent surgery. He only managed to play 50 games.

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