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Nationals expected to call up prospect Michael Taylor

Aug 9, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman of reports that the Nationals are expected to call up outfield prospect Michael Taylor to the big leagues. He is expected to be with the team in time for their evening series finale in Atlanta against the Braves. The Nationals have seen two of their outfielders — Jayson Werth and Steven Souza — suffer recent injuries.

Taylor, 23, started the season at Double-A Harrisburg — his first taste of that level of competition — and posted fantastic results, slashing .313/.396/.539 with 22 home runs, 63 RBI, and 35 stolen bases. Taylor made his Triple-A debut with the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday. In four games, he has five hits (including three doubles and a triple) with a pair of RBI and a stolen base.

It’s not clear yet what roster move the Nationals will make to create room for Taylor, but it could involve a DL stint for either or both of Werth and Souza.

  1. chrisernst82 - Aug 9, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Sure didnt expect Souza and Taylor to be called up both in a week. A ton of talent between the two of them.

  2. teejayss - Aug 9, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    No Werth? oh Nooooooo!

  3. afan2014 - Aug 9, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Picture is Taylor on the Sox. The Nat’s have their own Taylor. Wrong picture.

  4. weaselpuppy - Aug 9, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Taylor is the CF of the future there, maybe next year…

  5. montrealknowledge - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    Boo NATS, go EXPOS!!

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