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In last night's Memphis Redbirds game, Oscar Taveras doubled, scored, and drove in three runs. However, he had to leave the game with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Remember, Taveras spent a good chunk of time on the DL this season with an injury to the same ankle.
Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch watched the situation unfold.
Tonite was Taveras' 15th game since 4-week stay on DL. He is clearly bothered by ankle.
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) June 24, 2013
Taveras slams helmet on bench after scoring on Peterson HR. Appears to have aggravated ankle injury.
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) June 23, 2013
Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch confirmed after the game that Taveras suffered soreness in the ankle that forced him from the game in the third innings. The Cardinals will likely be monitoring this situation closely after Taveras' sprain earlier in the year.
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Taveras is considered the best or one of the best prospects in the Cardinals' organization. He will soon get his promotion to the bigs, but St. Louis is still trying to figure out where to play him exactly. As it stands now, he is blocked by Jon Jay, a fantastic player in his own right.
Taveras is hitting .304/.339/.456 with five home runs in 45 games at Triple-A this season. He may have to wait until roster expansion in September for a call-up, but don't be surprised if his promotion comes sooner than that. Fans are excited, the team is excited, and the Cardinals are having a successful enough season that they can experiment a bit without hurting their record.
Of course, if Taveras has significantly injured his ankle once again, all bets are off.
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