Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Any chance of Oscar Taveras making his Major League debut this season is gone.  The top prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization looked to be on a collision course with a September call-up once rosters expand.  However, that will not happen this year.  Instead, Taveras will undergo season-ending ankle surgery. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Taveras saw a specialist in North Carolina after feeling continued soreness in the ankle.  There, it was determined that surgery would be the best course of action.  The procedure should be relatively minor, but it will still cost Taveras the rest of the year.  Taveras' procedure will be performed by the same doctor, Dr. Robert Anderson, that performed Derek Jeter's ankle surgery. The 21-year old is on the DL for the second time due to a right ankle sprain.  When he returned from his first DL stint, Taveras almost immediately reaggravated the injury and had to go back on the disabled list.  Now, the Cardinals and doctors believe the only way to help the healing process is surgery. Taveras has only played in 47 games this season at the minor league level.  The Cardinals were hoping to get him essentially a full season at Triple-A before considering a call-up.  Now they will have to wait until sometime next year to make the decision on a promotion.  In his 47 games, Taveras hit .310/.348/.471. Baseball American and MLB.com rated Taveras as the number three prospect in baseball prior to the start of this season.  That was a considerable jump over last season when Baseball America rated him the 74th best prospect in the country. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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