Taylor signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Nationals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Taylor will avoid going to an arbitration hearing after settling with Washington. He slashed .250/.305/.364 with one home run, three RBI and six stolen bases over 53 matchups. He figures to slot in as the team's fourth outfielder in 2020.
Taylor went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 12-3 win over Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.
Taylor entered the game for center fielder Victor Robles in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Nationals leading 11-2 and was responsible for Washington's final run of the night with his solo blast in the ninth. It was Taylor's first at-bat of the World Series, but the reserve outfielder has had a nice showing overall in the 2019 postseason, hitting .333 (7-for-21) with a pair of homers.
Taylor went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the Nationals' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Taylor relieved Juan Soto in left field midway through the game and practically had a perfect day as he was flawless at the plate and took advantage on the base path, stealing two bags while Mike Clevinger was on the mound. The 28-year-old caps off the regular season with a .250/.305/.364 slashline and had just one home run and three RBI in 97 plate appearances. He will serve as an option off the bench for the Nationals as they attempt to win their first World Series in franchise history.
Taylor went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Thursday's victory over the Phillies.
Taylor launched his first home run of the season with a 390-foot shot off Jason Vargas in the second inning. He also doubled in the fourth and singled in the seventh. The 28-year-old outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Harrisburg on Sept. 3. Across 51 games in the majors, Taylor is batting .233/.290/.337.
Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Taylor was demoted to Double-A at the end of June after struggling to a .211 average over 43 games in the majors, but he'll get another chance in the big leagues after rosters expanded Sunday. Wilmer Difo was also included in this round of callups.
Taylor was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Taylor went 3-for-20 while starting only four games in June, so it's no surprise to see him headed to Triple-A. The 28-year-old has a .211/.277/.276 slash line in 85 plate appearances this season. Gerardo Parra will continue to serve as the Nationals' fourth outfielder.
Taylor has started only four games so far in June, going 3-for-20 with zero extra-base hits, zero walks, an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.
The addition of Gerardo Parra to the Nats' roster in early May has had the end result of reducing Taylor to the status of fifth outfielder with everyone healthy. Even in deep NL-only formats, the 28-year-old simply isn't seeing enough action, or doing enough with his rare opportunities, to warrant an active roster spot.
Taylor went 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Entering the contest in the sixth inning as part of a double switch, Taylor still managed to deliver his first multi-hit performance since May 9. The 28-year-old isn't seeing much playing time with the rest of the Nats' outfield healthy, coming off the bench in each of the last eight games, and his lack of productivity is a big reason why -- Taylor's still looking for his first homer on the year and has only one RBI, two steals and four runs through 28 games to go with his .236/.311/.327 slash line.
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.
Taylor (wrist) isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies and isn't likely to be available off the bench, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Both Taylor and Matt Adams (shoulder) underwent MRIs on Sunday, but manager Dave Martinez wasn't able to reveal the results for either player, per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Adams' injury must have been the more significant of the two, as he was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to the series finale. The Nationals should have a better read on Taylor's situation ahead of Monday's series opener in Milwaukee, with another roster move perhaps on tap if it's determined Taylor's setback is more than a day-to-day situation.
Taylor (wrist) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Taylor jammed his left wrist on a dive attempt during Saturday's game, though preliminary X-rays came back negative. Andrew Stevenson should see action in left field should Taylor be forced to miss any time, since Juan Soto (back) is on the injured list.
Taylor exited Saturday's game against the Phillies with a jammed left wrist, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Taylor had his left wrist get caught underneath him on a dive attempt during the second inning, causing him to leave the game a couple innings later. Victor Robles took over in center field for the Nationals.
Taylor got the start in center field and hit eighth during Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals, going 0-for-4 and leaving four men on base.
With Juan Soto (back) sidelined, the 28-year-old entered the lineup as Victor Robles shifted to right field and Adam Eaton to left, but Taylor didn't take advantage of his opportunity. He's now slashing .158/.304/.211 through 12 games since recovering from a preseason knee injury, and while the Nats might use Howie Kendrick in an outfield corner instead if Soto's back spasms linger, Taylor's defense should earn him more starts despite his struggles at the plate.
Taylor is starting in center field and batting ninth in Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Taylor was activated from the injured list last Monday and went 0-for-1 with a walk as a defensive replacement Wednesday in his lone action thus far. The 28-year-old suffered left knee and hip sprains toward the end of spring training but fortunately only missed the first couple weeks of the regular season. Taylor should see occasional starts as the team's fourth outfielder, with Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton entrenched in their starting roles.
Taylor (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Taylor, who has been on the shelf all season with a right knee/hip sprain, has been cleared to rejoin the big club ahead of Monday's series opener against the Phillies after completing a brief minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg, going 3-for-16 (.188) with a solo home run in four games played. Now that he's healthy, the 28-year-old figures to fill a reserve outfield role for the Nationals. Andrew Stevenson was optioned to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.
Taylor (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Taylor was originally expected to kick off his rehab assignment Friday. It sounds like the speedy outfielder could return sometime next week after playing in a few rehab games. Once healthy, he should fill a reserve outfield role for the Nationals.
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