Michael Taylor RF OAK 7 Months
The Athletics are expected to recall Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Taylor had a brief stint with the Athletics earlier this season. He'll provide outfield depth with Chris Young (quad) expected to be placed on the disabled list..
Michael Taylor RF OAK 8 Months
Athletics optioned OF Michael Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento.
He was cleared to make room for the newly-acquired Casper Wells on the active roster. Taylor was hitless in six at-bats during his brief stint with the big club and will continue to serve as outfield depth in the minors.
Michael Taylor RF OAK 10 Months
Michael Taylor is taking ground balls at first base this spring to increase his versatility.
"I'm just trying to be as versatile as possible, and if I can do that hopefully create more value for myself," said Taylor, who has never played first base as a pro. The 27-year old is following the lead of teammate Brandon Moss, who made the same transition last season. Taylor has had some success in the minor leagues, but it has yet to translate in the majors. Increasing his versatility only stands to help the former top prospect.
Michael Taylor RF OAK May 12 '12
Updating an earlier item, Michael Taylor has not been recalled by the Athletics.
Early reports were that Taylor was being recalled to take the place of Yoenis Cespedes on the roster, but Josh Donaldson was actually the one recalled. Taylor will continue to play everyday for Triple-A Sacramento.