The 24-year-old said the injury doesn't impact him at the plate but it's still a concern when diving in the field or on the basepaths.
"I had all the intentions of playing today," Travis said on Tuesday. "I got in early, did a bunch of treatment to try and get ready. ... I think it was pretty collective, if today was Game 7 of the World Series, then I would 100 percent go. It's just something that if I play through today with some pain, I might wake up tomorrow with some worse pain."
Travis was injured when he was hit by a pitch from Atlanta's Shelby Miller on Sunday afternoon. Travis originally attempted to stay in the game but was removed in the first inning after he dove back into first base on a pickoff attempt and felt a jolt of pain.
The news was better for Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes, who missed the three-game series against the Braves because of a cracked rib. Reyes was in the lineup Tuesday night and will hit right-handed until the pain goes away enough to allow him to bat left-handed as well.
"My man Reyes over there playing through it, and I'm over here with a dang bruise and now I'm sitting out," Travis said with a laugh. "I'll be back, I'll be back quick, as soon as this pain goes away."
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