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Michael Taylor | Outfielder | #3

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
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Nationals activated OF Michael Taylor from the 10-day disabled list.
Taylor missed five weeks of action with a right oblique strain. The 26-year-old outfielder has posted a cool .831 OPS with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 72 games this season for Washington. Aug 13 - 11:21 AM

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Michael Taylor (oblique) went 1-for-3 with two walks and three stolen bases Thursday in a rehab game at Double-A Harrisburg.

It was the ninth minor league rehab game for Taylor, who should be just about ready to return to the Nationals' active roster. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since July 6 because of a right oblique strain.
Aug 10 - 3:01 PM

Michael Taylor (oblique) might need another week in the minors before being activated.

Taylor is coming back from an oblique injury and the Nationals want to play things safe. The 26-year-old is 3-for-19 with seven strikeouts through his first six rehab games with High-A Potomac.
Aug 7 - 3:44 PM

Michael A. Taylor (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Potomac.

Taylor has been out since July 6 with an oblique strain, but he's finally ready to get back into game action. He'll likely need at least a couple of games in the minors before rejoining the Nationals outfield.
Jul 31 - 12:37 PM

Michael Taylor (oblique) played catch in the outfield on Wednesday.

Taylor could start taking some light swings before the end of the week. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain just before the All-Star break. Currently up 11.5 games in the NL East, the Nationals have the luxury to allow Taylor some time to recover. He could potentially rejoin the team in early August so long as his rehab continues to progress smoothly.
Jul 26 - 4:48 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Michael Taylor (oblique) could begin taking light swings in a couple of days.

Taylor landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right oblique strain. These sort of injuries are notoriously tricky, so the Nationals have been taking it slow wit his rehab. Barring a setback, look for his return in the early part of August.
Jul 25 - 3:48 PM

Michael Taylor (oblique) is ready to begin taking part in baseball activities.

Taylor has been doing core exercises since landing on the disabled list just prior to the All-Star break. While it is a good sign that he is now ready for baseball activities, he remains a ways away from making his return to the Nationals.
Jul 19 - 7:50 PM

Michael Taylor (oblique) remains limited to core exercises.

Taylor had been hoping to resume baseball activities this past weekend, but the Nationals are taking a cautious approach with his strained right oblique so he doesn't re-injure it. "We want to get him right so when he is back, he doesn’t have to worry about it," manager Dusty Baker said. It sounds like we can probably rule Taylor out until August.
Source: MASN Sports
Jul 18 - 11:36 AM

Michael Taylor (oblique) was hoping to resume baseball activity on Saturday.

He was hoping to begin throwing and hitting off a tee. Taylor suffered a strained oblique before the All-Star break but should be back before long. He's had a breakout year, hitting .275 with 12 homers, 35 RBI and 10 steals for the first-place Nats.
Jul 15 - 5:53 PM

Nationals placed OF Michael Taylor on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Taylor had been dealing with the ailment for a while and made it worse on a swing Thursday. The feeling is that it's a mild strain, so he could return relatively soon after the All-Star break. Brian Goodwin will slide over to handle center field, while Chris Heisey, Ryan Raburn and Wilmer Difo will see starts in left.
Jul 7 - 3:28 PM

Michael Taylor will be placed on the disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Taylor admitted that he's been playing through the injury for a while now and it got "significantly worse" on a swing during Thursday's game. Nationals manager Dusty Baker referred to the strain as mild and said he hopes to get Taylor back shortly after the All-Star break, but we'll see. Chris Heisey (biceps) will be activated from the DL to take Taylor's roster spot. He'll see some starts in left field along with Ryan Raburn and Wilmer Difo, while Brian Goodwin will slide over to center.
Jul 7 - 8:52 AM

Michael Taylor left Thursday's game against the Braves with an undisclosed injury.

He didn't take the field for the top of the fourth inning. Brian Goodwin replaced Taylor in center field with Ryan Raburn taking over in left. Taylor was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. The Nats should provide an update shortly.
Jul 6 - 11:41 PM

Michael Taylor clubbed a two-run homer on Monday as the Nationals dispatched of the Mets.

Taylor broke a scoreless tie with his two-run blast off of Jerry Blevins in the eighth inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .281/.321/.519 with 12 bombs and 35 RBI on the season.
Jul 3 - 9:35 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-3 with a walk as the Nationals' No. 2 hitter Friday against the Cardinals.

Taylor's fantasy value will get a boost if he remains at the top of the order for the duration of Trea Turner's absence, though he'd been a perfectly fine mixed-league outfielder while batting eighth.
Jun 30 - 11:33 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Nationals cruised to an easy victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Taylor delivered a two-run double in the fifth inning to cap off the scoring in the ballgame. He also swiped a pair of bases in the contest. The dynamic outfielder has been on fire as of late and is now hitting .281/.311/.525 with 11 homers, 32 RBI and nine stolen bases. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues at this point.
Jun 27 - 10:57 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
4Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
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PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
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PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis