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Oscar Taveras is back in action at Triple-A Memphis

Jun 9, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Top prospect Oscar Taveras returned to the Class AAA Memphis lineup Saturday after being sidelined for nearly a month with a lingering ankle injury.

Taveras, who started in center field, injured his ankle on May 12 and though the team expected a quick return the pain in his ankle persisted until it was re-diagnosed as a high ankle sprain.

Taveras finished 1-for-4 (that one hit was a double) and is now batting .315/.348/.480 with four home runs, nine doubles, five steals and 20 RBI in 32 total games this season for the Memphis Redbirds. He boasts a .385/.424/.590 batting line against right-handed pitchers.

The talented 20-year-old outfielder should climb his way to the major leagues at some point this summer.

  1. hammerrm - Jun 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…not playing today (Sunday)

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jun 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I hope Taveras can get/stay healthy, or at least have the ability to play with some pain enough to get to STL at some point this year.

    He could be a helluva weapon as the playoff race heats up and getting his feet wet this year with the big club maybe beneficial to him moving ahead.

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