Taylor will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Dodgers. Taylor had been on the bench for the previous two games of the series, but he'll re-enter the outfield Sunday with Victor Robles receiving a breather. Prior to the weekend, Taylor had briefly settled into a near-everyday role, but Juan Soto's return from the 10-day injured list Saturday will likely limit Taylor to fourth-outfielder duties for the foreseeable future.
Taylor will start in center field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Brewers. Taylor enters the lineup for the second straight game and looks like he'll be a regular member of the outfield while Juan Soto (back) is on the injured list. Unfortunately for Taylor, it looks like he'll soon be headed back to a bench role, as Soto took swings in the batting cage Wednesday and is trending toward a return from the IL ahead of Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
Taylor (wrist) entered Monday's game in the bottom of the fourth inning to play center field, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. He replaced Andrew Stevenson, who checked out due to back spasms. While it's encouraging to see Taylor back in action after sitting out Sunday, he's still mired in an 0-for-18 slump at the plate that includes a brutal 1:11 BB:K, and he seems unlikely to break out of it while swinging a bat with a sore wrist.
Manager Dave Martinez said Taylor (wrist) is "day-to-day" and will not be placed on the injured list, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Taylor is still nursing a wrist injury that he picked up over the weekend, which explains his absence from the lineup for a second consecutive game Monday. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the issue is anything serious enough to require a stay on the shelf. The outfielder was able to hit and play catch prior to Monday's contest, though it's unclear if he'll be available off the bench.
Taylor (wrist) is not starting Monday against Milwaukee. Taylor left Saturday's game against the Phillies with a jammed wrist and sat out Sunday's contest. The wrist issue is likely the reason for his absence Monday, as he's presumably still ahead of Andrew Stevenson in the pecking order as the third outfielder with Juan Soto sidelined with back spasms.
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