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Taylor Jordan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse.
Jordan was only up in the majors for a day. He got the boot Thursday to clear a spot for lefty Felipe Rivero. Apr 16 - 1:32 PM

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Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse.

Jordan worked as a starter in spring training and at Syracuse, but the Nats will use him in long relief. The 26-year-old holds a holds a 4.31 ERA over 14 starts in the majors.
Apr 15 - 10:24 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse; re-assigned RHP Evan Meek and INF Matt Skole to minor league camp.

Jordan allowed three runs over eight innings of work this spring. He missed the last few months of last season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The 26-year-old will provide rotation depth in the minors.
Mar 23 - 6:48 PM

Taylor Jordan worked three scoreless innings Saturday in his start against a Braves split-squad.

Going into last spring, Jordan was probably a bit ahead of Tanner Roark in the competition for a rotation spot. This time around, he's an afterthought after going 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in five major league starts and requiring surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. He still might be interesting as a fifth starter elsewhere, but since he hasn't been mentioned in any trade gossip, it looks like he's bound for Triple-A.
Mar 21 - 5:03 PM

Nationals activated RHP Taylor Jordan from the 60-day disabled list.

Jordan missed the last few months of the season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone chips from his right elbow. He'll be fine for spring training but will likely begin the season at Triple-A.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Taylor Jordan underwent surgery last month to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

Jordan missed the last few months of the season with elbow issues, so it's no surprise that an operation was needed. The good news is that he's expected to be fine for spring training. He'll likely begin 2015 in the Triple-A rotation.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Matt Thornton on the active roster. Jordan has been sidelined since early June due to right elbow soreness, but he doesn't have structural damage and hasn't been ruled out for the season.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Taylor Jordan has not pitched for Triple-A Syracuse since June 5 because of right elbow soreness.

"He had an MRI," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "The MRI is fine. We wanted to see, what’s the discomfort coming from?" Although the Nats don't seem to be sure exactly what injury Jordan is dealing with, Rizzo did add that the club is "not too worried" about the pitcher potentially needing what would be his second Tommy John surgery. Obviously, Jordan is not going to be an option for the big league club anytime soon.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse.

This confirms a report from Bill Ladson of MLB.com. Jordan holds a 5.61 ERA across five outings this season and was expected to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot when Doug Fister (lat) comes off the DL, so the move isn't surprising. The Nationals have recalled reliever Ryan Mattheus to take his place on the active roster.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 02:04:00 PM

MLB.com's William Ladson reports that the Nationals will option Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse.

Jordan lasted just four innings in Sunday's start and holds a 5.61 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across five outings this season. With an off day Thursday, the Nationals won't need a fifth start until Doug Fister (lat) returns from the DL next week.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Taylor Jordan was roughed up by the Angels in Tuesday's start and took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) in five innings.

Jordan will be an answer to a trivia question someday, as he surrendered the 499th and 500th career home runs to Albert Pujols. The first was a three-run shot in the first inning, while the other one was a two-run blast in the fifth inning. Overall, Jordan allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out five. Jordan will face the Padres in his next outing.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Taylor Jordan was touched up for seven runs -- five earned -- over just 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Jordan struck out four, but he gave up seven hits, walked a pair and hit a batter. He exited with the bases loaded in the sixth and watched Blake Treinen allow all three inherited runners to score. Jordan was excellent in his first start of the season, but he's now been knocked around the last two times out. Luckily for him, the guy he's competing with to remain in the rotation after Doug Fister (lat) returns, Tanner Roark, has also struggled with a 4.64 ERA. Jordan will try to bounce back next week versus the Angels.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Taylor Jordan was hammered for five earned runs over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

The Braves jumped all over Jordan, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning and netting 10 total hits against the 25-year-old right-hander. He seems likely to move to the bullpen when Doug Fister returns.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:54:00 PM

Taylor Jordan allowed six hits and one run over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision against the Braves on Sunday.

Jordan allowed just one extra-base hit, a double by Chris Johnson, and walked two while fanning three in the outing. His time starting may be limited as Doug Fister continues to get closer to a return, but Jordan will be a valuable member of the Nationals' pitching staff regardless of whether it's as a starter or reliever. If the right-hander does get another start, it will be against this same Braves club next weekend.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Both Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark will be part of the Nationals' Opening Day rotation following the injury to Doug Fister (lat).

Roark was seen as the favorite to beat out Jordan for the No. 5 spot, but now they'll both get a shot. It's not clear at this point how long Fister will be sidelined, but whoever pitches better of Roark or Jordan over that stretch should get to keep a rotation spot once Fister returns. Jordan has the higher upside of the two.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 02:56:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis