Michael Taylor RF CWS 1 year ago

Taylor announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Taylor was once a top prospect in all of baseball, but he had trouble reaching the top level, let alone sticking in the majors, and will retire with just 37 MLB games under his belt.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Updating a previous report, Taylor declined his outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte and is now a minor-league free agent, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports.

Rather than head back to Charlotte, Taylor, 28, has opted to seek an opportunity elsewhere. Although he's hit just .167/.254/.216 in parts of four seasons at the major league level, Taylor has fared well at Triple-A (.278/.369/.441) and should have little trouble latching on as organizational depth with another club.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Taylor was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Taylor, who was acquired from the A's in mid-June, earned a September call-up by batting .306/.386/.489 with six homers in 64 games with Charlotte. The 28-year-old went 7-for-28 with a double and five walks in 11 games with the big club, which simply wasn't enough to maintain a spot on the team's 40-man roster.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Taylor (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.

He hasn't played in a week because of a knee injury, but he'll return to left field Friday, hitting seventh in the order.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Taylor has a right knee injury and will be unavailable Monday, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

An MRI showed that it isn't a tear, but the team is looking at draining fluids from it. He should be considered day-to-day, and is an even less appealing fantasy option than previously.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

The White Sox purchased Taylor's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He was the only September addition not previously on the 40-man roster, and he earned the start in left field in his first game with the big league club. Taylor slashed .306/.386/.489 in 254 plate appearances for Triple-A Charlotte after coming to the organization from Oakland, but his prospect status from the late-00's has worn off. There is some playing time to be had in left field with Alejandro De Aza now in Baltimore, and Taylor should share some of that time with Dayan Viciedo and Jordan Danks.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

White Sox acquired OF Michael Taylor from the Athletics in exchange for RHP Jake Sanchez.

The former top prospect has fallen out of favor with several organizations and was outrighted off the Athletics roster earlier this season. He was hitting .243/.357/.385 with five homers and 31 RBI through 59 games at Triple-A Sacramento in the offensive-rich Pacific Coast League.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Athletics sent OF Michael Taylor outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Taylor was designated for assignment by the A's at the end of spring training after he failed to claim an Opening Day roster spot. The 28-year-old has been a very productive hitter in the minor leagues, so it's a bit surprising that he made it through waivers unclaimed. He'll go on serving as organizational outfield depth for Oakland.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

Athletics designated OF Michael Taylor for assignment.

The move wasn't unexpected, as the A's didn't have a place for the 28-year-old and he was out of options. Taylor batted .274/.348/.532 with three home runs this spring and will likely get claimed by another club in the coming days.

Michael Taylor RF CWS 2 years ago

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the A's are expected to place Michael Taylor on waivers.

Heyman suspects that Taylor could draw interest because of the strong offensive numbers that he has posted this spring. The 28-year-old outfielder owns a decent .811 OPS in 482 games at the Triple-A level. He's never really been given a shot in the major leagues.