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Oscar Taveras back on the disabled list at AAA Memphis

Jun 25, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

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It has been more than six weeks since top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras suffered a right high ankle sprain during an awkward slide into second base.

And the injury is still giving him all sorts of trouble.

According to columnist Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Taveras was officially placed back on the disabled list Tuesday evening at Triple-A Memphis due to ongoing ankle discomfort. There is no timetable for his return to the Redbirds’ lineup.

The big-league Cardinals do not have an immediate need in their outfield and seem likely to play it as safe as possible with the 21-year-old potential star. That probably means an extended disabled list stint.

Taveras is hitting .306/.341/.462 with five homers, five steals and 32 RBI in 46 games this year in Memphis. He hit .321/.380/.572 with 23 homers, 10 steals and 94 RBI in 124 games last year at Double-A Springfield.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Hopefully he gets healthy at some point this season, he’d be a helluva weapon down the stretch.

    Lots of Taveras (and Kolten Wong) talk from St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Joe Strauss this morning can be read here:

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/joe-strauss/strauss-taveras-wong-taking-different-courses-at-memphis-finishing-school/article_6ec50bdf-340f-5d06-9c3a-633d8ef6e98e.html

  2. illadelphiasphinest - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Taveras n Rosenthaul for Cliff Lee and cash. If Wil Myers gets traded for James Shields this is possible… Cards get the best Lefty in the game and become the favorites to win it all, while the Phillies build for the future.
    Win win

    • tripleg3 - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:07 AM

      NOOOOOOOO That would never happen. It would go down as one of the worst trades ever!!!!! Taveras is going to be the next greatest player in the game. Besides Cliff lee is going to have problems come up very soon. NEVER TRADE TAVERAS!!!!

    • valarmorghuliss - Jun 26, 2013 at 3:11 AM

      It requires the Cards to be a dumb as the Royals, and they are not

    • paperlions - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      The Cardinals don’t need a front of the rotation starter. They already have 2 of the top starters in the league and a lot of other options that are close to ready…plus, this is an organization that balances competing this year with competing in the future…in the near future they will need an OF.

      Teams spent all off season asking the Cardinals if the would trade Rosenthal or Adams, the answer was always no. They just are not a team that builds by trading for expensive established players anymore.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      The thought of your proposed trade made me “ill.”
      The team doesn’t need a front end starter. Loaded with arms. Equally important…Oscar Taveras is going nowhere. I would add Trevor Rosenthal as well. Two young studs that are gonna’ be wearing the Birds on the Bat for a long time.

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