Ross Atkins, general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, anticipates that second baseman Devon Travis will return from a sore right knee and play in the American League Championship Series and said left-hander Francisco Liriano is improving after a concussion last week.
Travis sat out the last two games of Toronto's sweep of the Texas Rangers in a division series because of a bone bruise. Atkins said Travis has been able to field grounders, hit and run since being scratched from Game 2.
Liriano was injured in the eighth inning of Game 2 when struck in the back of the head by a Carlos Gomez line drive. Liriano exited the stadium before Sunday's Game 3 in Toronto because he wasn't feeling well, but he was able to take part in physical activity with no symptoms Monday, Atkins said.
Liriano is ineligible until Game 2 of the ALCS after being removed from Toronto's division series roster.
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