Blue Jays recall second baseman Devon Travis from triple-A Buffalo

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis blows a bubble during a rundown drill at spring training. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Devon Travis is back with the Toronto Blue Jays after a 14-game stint with their triple-A affiliate.

The Blue Jays recalled Travis from Buffalo Tuesday, and he’ll take the roster spot vacated by Richard Urena, who was optioned Sunday after making two errors.

Travis got off to a slow start with the Blue Jays, batting just .148/.212/.246 in 66 plate appearances. The Blue Jays optioned him to Buffalo on April 29 in the hopes that regular at bats with the Bisons could help him find his swing.

The results at Buffalo were similarly disappointing, as Travis hit .210/.234/.274 in 64 plate appearances, but his lifetime batting line of .282/.322/.447 still suggests he can help a Blue Jays lineup in need of all the scoring it can get.

Now that Urena has been optioned, Gio Urshela and Yangervis Solarte are the Blue Jays’ options at shortstop. The Blue Jays open a three-game series against the Angels Tuesday with J.A. Happ on the mound facing Garrett Richards.

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