Michael Taylor

#2 CF / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 212 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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  • Taylor (illness) was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Thursday. Taylor was a late removal from Wednesday's lineup after entering the COVID-19 protocols, and he will now be away from the team while on the injured list. The Royals selected Dairon Blanco from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

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  • Taylor (undisclosed) was scratched from Wednesday's game against the White Sox because he entered MLB's COVID-19 protocols, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. It's unclear whether or not Taylor tested positive for the virus, but he'll be unavailable until he clears the testing protocols regardless. The 31-year-old is likely to land on the injured list ahead of Thursday's series finale versus Chicago. Kyle Isbel figures to see more run in the outfield during his absence.

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  • Taylor was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the White Sox for an undisclosed reason. Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a strikeout in Tuesday's doubleheader and was initially slated to start in center field and bat seventh Wednesday. However, Kyle Isbel will now shift to center field while Emmanuel Rivera enters the lineup at third base. It's not yet clear whether Taylor is dealing with an injury or whether he'll be available off the bench.

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  • Taylor is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Taylor will get a breather for the matinee after starting nine straight contests, going 7-for-31 with two extra-base hits and three RBI. Kyle Isbel is starting in center field and batting eighth as the Royals take on Dylan Cease in Game 1.

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  • Taylor went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 14-10 win over the Rockies. Taylor had a strong showing Friday. His biggest hits were an RBI single in the fifth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. Prior to this outburst, the outfielder was 8-for-33 in 10 games in May. The three-hit effort lifted Taylor's season slash line to .233/.330/.314 with two home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored across 100 plate appearances.

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YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
2022 KC 33 101 14 24 2 12 15 25 0 .237
2021 KC 142 483 58 118 12 54 33 144 14 .244
2020 WAS 38 92 11 18 5 16 6 27 0 .195

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Next Matchup

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vs LHP 18/69 0.26 2 9 0 11 18

Last 7 Games

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Upcoming Games

dateOpptimeScheduled Starter
5/23
9:40 PM Zach Davies
5/24
9:40 PM Zac Gallen
5/26
7:40 PM Joe Ryan
5/27
8:10 PM Bailey Ober
5/28
2:10 PM Chris Archer
5/29
2:10 PM Sonny Gray
5/30
6:10 PM Cal Quantrill

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