A 94-mph fastball from Braves pitcher Shelby Miller ended Blue Jays rookie second baseman Devon Travis's day prematurely on Sunday afternoon. Miller was working inside on the leadoff hitter but the pitch got away from him and instead of landing in the catcher Christian Bethancourt's padded mitt, it landed squarely on Travis's left ribs. According to Sportsnet's play-by-play broadcaster Buck Martinez, it must have hurt.
Travis attempted to remain in the game after being hit, reaching first with a bit of pain. Two batters later, with Jose Bautista at bat, Bethancourt saw Travis leaning at first base and snapped a throw to first. Travis dove back safely, but was in visible pain on his left side as he got up. He was removed in favour of Steve Tolleson.
Later, the Blue Jays reported that Travis was diagnosed with left rib contusion (bruising).
The Blue Jays have a day off on Monday and hopefully that would be enough time to monitor Travis. Jose Reyes is already out with a cracked left rib and may need time on the disabled list.
The Blue Jays announced that Devon Travis is day-to-day with a contusion, no fractures were observed by X-ray.
Travis x-ray confirms original diagnosis. Day-to-day #BlueJays— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) April 19, 2015