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Blue Jays demote struggling Devon Travis to minors

The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned slumping infielder Devon Travis to Triple-A Buffalo and recalled right-hander Carlos Ramirez.

Travis began on opening day and used to be anticipated to be Toronto’s common 2nd baseman however has struggled on the plate, batting .148 with one homer and 3 RBIs in 18 video games. He struck out 18 occasions in 61 at-bats.

Ramirez, a transformed outfielder, made his giant league debut with the Blue Jays remaining September, going Zero-Zero with a 2.70 ERA in 12 video games. He used to be Zero-Zero with a 6.00 ERA in six video games at Buffalo this season.

The Blue Jays added Ramirez on Sunday to bolster their overworked bullpen. Toronto’s starters have pitched seven innings or extra handiest thrice in 26 video games.

Manager John Gibbons stated the defensive versatility of rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who can play each center infield positions, contributed to the verdict to stay Gurriel and demote Travis.

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