Full name is Samuel John Travis. Signed by Blair Henry (Red Sox). Played baseball at Indiana University (2012-14), where he hit .327 with 31 HR in 184 career games...Left Indiana ranked in the top 10 in school history in 2B (6th, 55), hits (9th, 236), and RBI (10th, 165)...Named 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year. Graduated in 2011 from Providence (IL) High School...Named Illinois Player of the Year by the Chicago Tribune after hitting .504 with a 1.023 SLG in 41 games as a senior. Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 40th round of the 2011 June Draft, but did not sign.
Played in 47 games for Triple-A Pawtucket (34 at 1B, 13 at DH) before suffering a season-ending knee injury on 5/29...Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox' No. 6 prospect. Earned his 1st invitation to Major League Spring Training camp as a non-roster player and led the Red Sox with 13 RBI in 18 Grapefruit League games, hitting .469 (15-for-32) with 2 2B, 2 HR, and 4 runs scored. Hit .272 (47-for-173) and ranked among PawSox leaders with 6 HR (4th) and 29 RBI (T-5th). Was 17-for-44 (.386) with RISP (5 2B, 4 HR, 25 RBI). Was named Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month in April...Hit .289 (24-for-83) with 12 R, 6 2B, 2 HR, and 14 RBI during the month. Recorded 4 straight multi-hit games from 4/17-20, batting .588 (10-for-17) with 5 runs, 2 2B, and 5 RBI. Recorded his only career multi-HR game on 5/15 vs. Gwinnett, driving in a career-high 5 R (2-for-3, 2 BB, 3 R). Removed from the game on 5/29 vs. Indianapolis after injuring his left knee in a rundown play...Diagnosed on 5/30 with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and missed the remainder of the season. At the time of his injury, his 29 RBI were the 7th-most in the International League...Of the 16 contests in which he collected an RBI, 8 were multi-RBI games.