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Taylor Tankersley | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mets reassigned LHP Taylor Tankersley, OF Jason Pridie, C Raul Chavez, RHP Ryota Igarashi, INF Russ Adams and C Dusty Ryan to minor league camp.
Tankersley didn't quite do enough to win a left-handed specialist role this spring, allowing eight hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League play. The others were obvious cuts as well. Fri, Mar 18, 2011 09:06:00 AM

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Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that the club would like to sign another pitcher to compete with Taylor Tankersley for the left-handed specialist role during spring training.

"We’re hoping to sign another one," said Collins. "It certainly would make it a little bit better for us if we had another one coming into camp, and I know Sandy [Alderson] is working with a couple of people." It's not clear who the Mets may be talking to at the moment, but some notable free agents include Ron Mahay, Tim Byrdak, Joe Beimel, Dennys Reyes and Mark Hendrickson.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 03:21:00 PM

Mets signed LHP Taylor Tankersley to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Consistent with most of Sandy Alderson's transactions this winter, Tankersley is another bounceback candidate. He missed the entire 2009 season following elbow surgery and posted an ugly 7.50 ERA over 27 appearances with the Marlins in 2010. Though his command has never been a strength, the Mets hope he can get back to the potential he showed as a LOOGY-type in 2006 and 2007.
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 12:49:00 PM

The Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Taylor Tankersley, according to Dave Gershman of the SPANdemonium blog.

The report was confirmed by MLB Trade Rumors. Tankersley, who turns 28 in March, will also receive an invite to spring training. The former 2004 first-round pick posted a 7.50 ERA in 27 appearances with the Marlins in 2010, his first season back from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow. Tankersley has always struggled with his control (5.3 BB/9), but can miss bats (8.8 K/9) and has held left-handed batters to a .223/.313/.372 batting line and a 686 OPS during his career. He's no Pedro Feliciano, but as with most of Sandy Alderson's signings this winter, there's rebound potential here.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 12:06:00 AM

Marlins sent LHP Taylor Tankersley outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Tankersley, who missed the entire 2009 season after elbow surgery, posted a 7.50 ERA in 27 appearances with the Marlins this season and a 3.42 ERA over 27 appearances with Triple-A New Orleans.
Thu, Oct 7, 2010 08:50:00 AM

Marlins optioned LHP Taylor Tankersley to Triple-A New Orleans.

Tankersley allowed 11 runs -- 10 earned -- over 12 innings of relief for the Marlins. He might not be called back when rosters expand in September.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 08:45:00 PM

Marlins recalled LHP Taylor Tankersley from Triple-A New Orleans.

Nice to see. Tankersley missed the entire 2009 season after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow last April. The 27-year-old left-hander had a 4.19 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 20 appearances with Triple-A New Orleans.
Thu, May 27, 2010 03:18:00 PM

Taylor Tankersley (elbow) appeared in a game for the first time in almost a year on Thursday against the Nationals.

Tankersley underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow last April, missing the entire 2009 season. He needed just four pitches to record three outs on Thursday. I'm just very grateful for the opportunity to throw a baseball again," said Tankersley. "When I had surgery last April, there were a lot of days over the summer, where you're coming into rehab, and you're working hard. In the back of your mind, you have the knowledge that it all might be in vain, that I might not ever pitch again." The 27-year-old southpaw is currently competing for a spot out of the Marlins' bullpen.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 05:45:00 PM

Taylor Tankersley (elbow) is progressing nicely in his throwing program, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Tankersley underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow in April, missing the entire 2009 season. "I'll be ready for Spring Training," said the former first-round pick. "I've listened to the doctors and the trainers. I took their approach to get back. My arm is solid now." Tankersley could have an opportunity in 2009 with the Marlins shopping lefty Renyel Pinto.
Source: MLB.com
Mon, Dec 7, 2009 12:53:00 PM

Taylor Tankersely is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow.

Tankersley was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans near the end of spring training after posting a 20.25 ERA. Clearly there was something wrong with him physically. He will have a few screws inserted into his elbow as part of the procedure and is in danger of missing the entire 2009 season.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 09:40:00 AM

Marlins optioned LHP Taylor Tankersley to Triple-A New Orleans.

Tankersley added an exclamation point to a brutal spring by giving up four runs in one-third of an inning today, taking his ERA to 20.25. Dan Meyer is the heavy favorite to become the second lefty in Florida's pen.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 05:36:00 PM

Taylor Tankersley was torched for six runs in two-thirds of an inning by the Mets on Sunday.

Tankersley has an option year left, so his chances of making the Marlins have to be close to nil at this point. He's given up 11 runs in 5 1/3 innings. Unless the team spends a little money to pick up someone else, Dan Meyer will probably win a job as the second lefty in the pen.
Sun, Mar 15, 2009 04:38:00 PM

Taylor Tankersley gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning out of the pen versus the Red Sox on Friday.

Tankersley spent most of the final four months of last season in the minors, but he was viewed as the favorite in a competition with Dan Meyer for a spot as the second lefty in the Florida pen this season. As much as his command has regressed, he's a hard guy to count on right now. If they didn't mind dipping into their revenue sharing money, the Marlins could really use Will Ohman or Joe Beimel.
Fri, Mar 6, 2009 04:51:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHP Taylor Tankersley to Triple-A Albuquerque.

His latest stay in the majors lasted just three days, as Tankersley goes to make room on the roster for Anibal Sanchez.
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 11:03:00 AM

Marlins recalled LHP Taylor Tankersley from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Despite walking nine, Tankersley had pitched 9 1/3 scoreless innings for the Isotopes this month. Of course, he won't be so lucky in the majors if he continues to demonstrate such poor command.
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 05:39:00 PM

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