Travis (knee) is expected to avoid the disabled list and be ready to play on Opening Day, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Travis was expected to start the campaign on the DL, so his potential availability on Opening Day is a major development. "He cleared a big hurdle," Jays manager John Gibbons said on Sunday morning. "I was impressed watching him. He has played a couple of games in a row now and he's played a couple of games in the field. There's nothing definite yet, but it certainly looks like [he'll be ready]." Gibbons may not have fully committed to the plan, but it's unlikely the 26-year-old will miss Opening Day unless he suffers an unexpected setback in the coming days. Travis, a career .301 hitter with a .342 on-base percentage, will be the team's leadoff hitter in 2017.
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