Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Season Preview: Looking at the Infield

TORONTO, ON - MAY 26: Devon Travis
TORONTO, ON - MAY 26: Devon Travis /
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Devon Travis, Second Baseman

Travis came to Southern Ontario with high hopes and excitement as one of the best infielding prospects that baseball had to offer.

In his three years in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays, Travis has only played 100 games once. That came in 2016 when the 27-year-old featured in 101 games.

Last season, Travis was sidelined for the majority of the year with a right knee injury. With a bone bruise, he saw two stints on the 10-day disabled list and one more stint on the 60-day.

With only 50 games played last season, the Jays went out and got some insurance in the event that Travis has more issues during the summer.

This spring, the team held Travis out of playing on back-to-back games until the last few weeks, where he featured more in the lineup.

The biggest thing for Travis is staying healthy. He has proven is his small sample size that he is a solid contact hitter at the plate and can handle himself with the glove.

The middle infield is a spot of concern for the Jays. If both Travis and Troy Tulowitzki can stay on the field, the Jays will have a solid chance at making a run at the postseason.