ANOTHER SETBACK FOR TRAVIS
The Toronto Blue Jays had visions of second baseman Devon Travis playing minor league games near the end of this season once he returned from rehab from his right knee injury. But on Wednesday, manager John Gibbons said Travis’s knee flared up recently and those plans were scrapped. Travis remained in Florida when the Jays left Tampa Bay on Aug. 24. The 26-year-old has been out of action since June 4. Meanwhile, Gibbons said he won’t speculate as to which players will be summoned to the big club in the September call-ups, but said 24-year-old outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, whom the Jays acquired from the Houston Astros on July 31 in the Francisco Liriano trade, will definitely be one of them. In 24 games with triple-A Buffalo, Hernandez is hitting .213 with five home runs, but has come on recently. The 24-year-old hit .230 in 41 games with Houston last season.