Michael A. Taylor injury update: Nationals outfielder to miss ‘significant’ time with sprained knee and hip

first_imgTaylor’s injuries, coupled with the offseason loss of Bryce Harper, will leave the Nationals outfield extremely thin to start the season. With Juan Soto starting in left and Adam Eaton in right, the Nationals have only one other healthy outfielder, Andrew Stevenson, on the 40-man roster. Howie Kendrick is dealing with a hamstring injury. Taylor was slated to begin the season splitting time with Victor Robles in center field. The five-year veteran had a breakout season in 2017 with 19 home runs and an .806 OPS, but regressed last year, slashing .227/.287/.357 with six home runs in 134 games. But Taylor has retooled his swing and was off to a strong start in spring training, going 9 for 24 with three doubles and a home run in 10 games. Related News Bryce Harper injury update: Phillies star has foot contusion after being hit by fastballcenter_img Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor is expected to miss “a significant amount of time,” manager Dave Martinez told MASN on Friday.The 27-year-old Taylor sprained his left knee and hip making a diving play in Thursday’s game against the Twins and was later spotted limping in the clubhouse.last_img read more