Blue Jays place Travis on DL, activate Price

Blue Jays place Travis on DL, activate Price

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays will be without the services of second baseman Devon Travis for at least the next two weeks after he was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday night's game vs. the Royals.

The move is retroactive to July 29, and it opened a spot on the roster for left-hander David Price to be officially added to the 25-man roster. A replacement for Travis will join the Blue Jays prior to Saturday's game, with Munenori Kawasaki appearing to be the top candidate.

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Travis aggravated his left shoulder during an at-bat against the Phillies on Tuesday night. It's the same injury that caused him to miss approximately six weeks earlier this year, but the hope is this one isn't as serious.

"It feels better, but he's a few days away so we can't [wait]," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "Let's get it better and hopefully it's not any more than that. We need him. Shoot, he's been playing good."

Ryan Goins takes over the starting duties at second base while Travis is on the DL. Price will make his Blue Jays debut Monday afternoon against the Twins, while R.A. Dickey will face the Royals on Sunday on three days' rest.

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.