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Taylor Jordan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 5 - 3:38 PM

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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.
Jul 25 - 10:13 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.
Apr 29 - 2:04 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.
Apr 28 - 10:26 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.
Apr 22 - 10:13 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.
Apr 17 - 10:47 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.
Apr 12 - 10:54 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.
Apr 6 - 4:34 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.
Mar 28 - 2:56 PM

Taylor Jordan pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball to defeat the Marlins on Monday.

Jordan kept pace exactly with Tanner Roark; Roark gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings against the Mets on Sunday. The Nationals' fifth-starter battle will go right down to the wire. It's not ideal, but the two might pitch once more on Friday and Saturday before a decision is made.
Mar 24 - 4:32 PM

Taylor Jordan gave up four runs and seven hits in three innings versus the Tigers on Friday.

With an 11/0 K/BB ratio in seven innings, Jordan was pitching the best of the Nationals' fifth starter candidates going into this one. This looks like quite a setback when combined with Ross Detwiler's improved performance on Thursday.
Mar 14 - 5:08 PM

Taylor Jordan fanned six while allowing one run in three innings Saturday against the Braves.

Jordan has outshined Ross Detwiler in both of his appearances so far. That doesn't necessarily mean that he's now in the lead in the rotation competition, but he's already improved his chances.
Mar 8 - 4:37 PM

Taylor Jordan started and pitched two scoreless innings as the Nationals edged the Mets 5-4 on Friday.

Jordan has been able to keep pace this spring despite suffering a broken ankle in the offseason. He's battling Ross Detwiler and Tanner Roark for the fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation.
Feb 28 - 4:51 PM

Taylor Jordan (ankle) has already thrown off a mound.

Jordan broke his ankle earlier this offseason, but he's already past it and will have no restrictions this spring. The 25-year-old right-hander will be organizational rotation depth for the Nationals in 2014 and could be a decent fantasy streamer when he's up in the bigs.
Feb 13 - 10:54 AM

Taylor Jordan suffered a broken ankle during the offseason.

No word on when the injury took place, as it was previously unreported, but he is OK now and it doesn't sound like it will have any impact on his availability for the start of the season. Jordan, who turns 26 next week, posted a 3.66 ERA in nine starts as a rookie last season and could threaten for the fifth spot in the rotation in the spring.
Feb 11 - 9:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis