Travis refuses minor league assignment, becomes free agent

The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and elected to become a free agent.

The 28-year-old spent the entire 2019 season on the injured list following surgery on his left knee.

''I look forward to what is in store for me, but I will always miss putting on that Blue Jays uniform and representing such a beautiful country,'' Travis wrote in a statement Thursday.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

He had a .274 average with 35 home runs and 153 RBIs in four seasons with Toronto.

Acquired from Detroit in a November 2014 trade, Travis became the fourth player with the Blue Jays to homer in his first big league game.

---

More AP MLB coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

What to Read Next

Back