With Monday being the deadline to reinstate players from the 60-day Injured List, the Blue Jays were forced to make some difficult roster decisions. They needed to free up two spots on the 40-man in order to fit Lourdes Gurriel, Ryan Borucki, Tim Mayza, Matt Shoemaker, Devon Travis, and the newly-acquired Chase Anderson on the roster.
The two players that ended up being casualties of the roster shuffle were Devon Travis and Ryan Tepera. The Jays, of course, had already dropped depth relievers Buddy Boshers, Ryan Dull, and Brock Stewart from the 40-man roster last week.
Both Travis and Tepera were eligible for arbitration. MLB Trade Rumors projected Travis at $1.95m and Tepera at $1.6m
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 4, 2019
Moving on from Travis really isn’t a surprise. Though there was always loads of potential in his bat, Travis just simply couldn’t stay healthy. He missed all of the 2019 season due to a knee injury suffered during spring training. I hope he gets a fresh start somewhere and can manage to resurrect his career. He’s always been a very likable player and it’s heartbreaking to witness what he’s been through since breaking into the league in 2015.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation