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Michael Taylor | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox acquired OF Michael Taylor from the Athletics in exchange for RHP Jake Sanchez.
The former top prospect has fallen out of favor with several organizations and was outrighted off the Athletics roster earlier this season. He was hitting .243/.357/.385 with five homers and 31 RBI through 59 games at Triple-A Sacramento in the offensive-rich Pacific Coast League. He'll report to Triple-A Charlotte. Jun 14 - 2:24 PM

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Athletics sent OF Michael Taylor outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Taylor was designated for assignment by the A's at the end of spring training after he failed to claim an Opening Day roster spot. The 28-year-old has been a very productive hitter in the minor leagues, so it's a bit surprising that he made it through waivers unclaimed. He'll go on serving as organizational outfield depth for Oakland.
Apr 3 - 2:55 PM

Athletics designated OF Michael Taylor for assignment.

The move wasn't unexpected, as the A's didn't have a place for the 28-year-old and he was out of options. Taylor batted .274/.348/.532 with three home runs this spring and will likely get claimed by another club in the coming days.
Mar 29 - 5:44 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the A's are expected to place Michael Taylor on waivers.

Heyman suspects that Taylor could draw interest because of the strong offensive numbers that he has posted this spring. The 28-year-old outfielder owns a decent .811 OPS in 482 games at the Triple-A level. He's never really been given a shot in the major leagues.
Mar 27 - 3:04 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-5 with a double, triple, three RBI and two runs scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Taylor has had an outstanding spring to date, now hitting .313. Nine of his 15 hits have gone for extra bases. If the Athletics can't find room for Taylor on the 25-man roster, they should generate some interest if they make him available in a trade.
Mar 18 - 6:53 PM

Michael Taylor went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Dodgers on Monday.

Taylor put the A's on the board with a solo shot against Hyun-Jin Ryu in the fifth inning. He is now hitting .323 with two home runs in the Cactus League, an impressive showing. There doesn't appear to be room for him in the outfield, and Sam Fuld is ahead of him on the depth chart, but he is certainly making a strong case for inclusion.
Mar 10 - 7:20 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Taylor has had a nice couple of days in the Cactus League. He homered off of Yovani Gallardo in the second inning, then doubled and scored in the sixth. He went 3-for-3 with a double on Tuesday. Still, there just isn't any room on the roster for Taylor and even if there were, Sam Fuld would have the inside track at this point in time.
Mar 5 - 6:30 PM

Michael Taylor went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.

It is certainly a nice showing from the outfielder, but Taylor will open up the season in Triple-A again.
Mar 4 - 6:18 PM

Athletics optioned OF Michael Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento.

The move presumably clears the way for Coco Crisp's return from the disabled list Wednesday. Taylor, 27, is 1-for-23 (.043) in nine games with the A's this season.
Wed, May 15, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Athletics recalled OF Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.

It's the second time Taylor has been called up this season. He posted a .996 OPS in 18 games at the Triple-A level and will provide outfield depth with Chris Young on the disabled list.
Sat, May 4, 2013 10:31:00 AM

The Athletics are expected to recall Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Taylor had a brief stint with the Athletics earlier this season. He'll provide outfield depth with Chris Young (quad) expected to be placed on the disabled list..
Sat, May 4, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Athletics optioned OF Michael Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-acquired Casper Wells on the active roster. Taylor was hitless in six at-bats during his brief stint with the big club and will continue to serve as outfield depth in the minors.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Athletics recalled OF Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.

Taylor will provide outfield depth with Yoenis Cespedes (hand) and Coco Crisp (groin) dealing with injuries. He batted just .143 (3-for-21) in his brief stint with the Athletics last season.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 02:16:00 PM

Michael Taylor (pinkie) will swing a bat Monday.

Taylor has been sidelined for the last week with a lacerated right pinkie. If he shows he can swing without out, he should be cleared to return to game action.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Michael Taylor has not played in a week due to a lacerated right pinkie.

Taylor managed to cut himself when his hand hit a light on the ceiling of the dugout as he threw his gum. He won't be cleared to return to action until the cut has fully closed.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 11:17:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Jordan Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Nate Jones