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Oscar Taveras placed on disabled list at Triple-A Memphis

May 28, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Memphis, more than two weeks after he suffered a right ankle injury while sliding hard into the second base bag.

Taveras has been able to jog lightly and perform some low-intensity agility drills, but the soreness in his ankle remains and the Memphis Redbirds didn’t want to play a man short for any longer. The talented 20-year-old should be cleared for live action soon.

Taveras was batting .317/.351/.480 with four homers, eight doubles and 20 RBI through his first 31 games this season at the Triple-A level. He hit .321/.380/.572 with 23 homers, 37 doubles and 94 RBI in 124 games last year for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.

Taveras should make his way up to the major leagues at some point later this summer.

  1. jaysfan64 - May 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Headline: Minor League Guy Hits DL…

    • kylewo - May 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      He’s the number one prospect in baseball.

  2. tycobbfromfangraphs - May 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Still waiting for the Taveras for Profar trade to go down.

    • paperlions - May 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      Never gonna happen. All the Cardinals would be doing is creating a future hole in RF to fill one at SS.

      • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        So you put Craig in RF and hand 1st base over to Matt Adams.
        And if it’s a question about which is preferable. Filling the SS need vs a Corner OF need, it’s not even close, of course you fill the need at SS before a RF.

      • paperlions - May 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        I know…still not gonna happen. Neither GM wants to be the guy on the short-end of that stick. Profar has more upside because of his defense, but Tavares has far greater offensive potential and is regarded as less risky because of his crazy-good hit tool.

      • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        But, but I want it to happen.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        Pssst. Don’t talk to the troll.

      • spudchukar - May 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        Kozma is doing just fine at SS. 1 error through 5/28, a respectable .276 BA, and a .335 OBP. Ryan Jackson is tearing up AAA, and the Cards have elevated fast-rising Vance Albitz to Memphis at SS, moving Jackson who is a very good SS to second.

        Plus I still maintain, the Cards should re-sign Beltran. Taveras can play his way onto the Cards major league roster, and to date he hasn’t done this.

  3. atthebuzzzer - May 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. bbk1000 - May 29, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    This picture was taken of him doing one of his famous Jay-z imitations….all the rage in the minor leagues…

  5. markofapro - May 29, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Rangers would have to sweeten the deal to get Taveras. I’m not sure what they could offer given the Cardinals minor league booty

    • stlouis1baseball - May 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Hahahaha! “Booty.”

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