Sore shoulder keeps Travis out of Triple-A game

Sore shoulder keeps Travis out of Triple-A game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Devon Travis was held out of the lineup for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday afternoon because of soreness in his injured left shoulder.

Travis began his rehab assignment with Buffalo on Friday night and went 0-for-4 as a designated hitter. The original plan was for Travis to play second base the following day, but he was scratched because of lingering discomfort.

The 24-year-old had been expected to come off the disabled list when the Blue Jays open a three-game series against the Nationals on Monday night, but that now seems very unlikely.

"Devon felt a little stiff, so I don't think he's going to play today as a precaution," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Travis, who is currently listed as day to day.

Catcher Dioner Navarro also continued his rehab from a left hamstring injury by going 1-for-6 with an RBI single in Buffalo's doubleheader. He continues to make progress in his return and will likely make his return to the Blue Jays' lineup early next week.

Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey made his return to the Bisons lineup on Friday night and went 1-for-4 with an infield single. Pompey had been out since May 19 because of a hyperextended knee.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.