Long Island Ducks Feel the Chill, Re-Sign Former Major Leaguer Sam Travis

The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) have re-signed ex-Major Leaguer Sam Travis, today the team Tweeted.

Travis, who begins his second season with the Ducks and ninth in professional baseball, finished sixth in the Atlantic League with a .310 batting average last season. Affectionally known as Doctor Chill, he also launched nine home runs, had 68 RBI, scored 47 runs with 100 hits, 19 doubles and a .368 on-base percentage.

Sam Travis Returns to Long Island Ducks.

Travis said he is looking forward to returning to Fairfield Properties Ballpark, where he will be playing a first-class organization in front of great fans.

“I’m excited to get back to Long Island and play some competitive baseball again,” Travis said. “The fans, front office and clubhouse staff really make it a special place to play. I’m ready to do everything I can to help this team win games.”

The 29-year-old first baseman/outfielder has three seasons of Major League experience under his belt with the Boston Red Sox from 2017-19. In 111 games, the Chicago native batted .230 with seven homers, 24 RBI, 35 runs, 59 hits, 13 doubles and one triple. The Indiana University alum was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star in 2015 and earned Carolina League Mid-Season All-Star honors that same season with the Salem Red Sox.

The Red Sox selected Travis in the second round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft.

— Jerry Del Priore

Photo: Long Island Ducks.


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