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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||250.00||2.00||.248||17.00||22.00||14.00|
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|Last 10 Games|
Mariners option SS Chris Taylor to Triple-A
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/30/15) The Mariners announced after Thursday's game they have optioned shortstop Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma, per the Tacoma News-Tribune. A corresponding move has not yet been made.
Taylor never found an offensive rhythm, hitting just .167 in 30 games.
Chris Taylor replaces Brad Miller at short for Mariners
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/25/15) Mariners shortstop Brad Miller isn't in the starting lineup on Saturday, after starting 69 games at short this season.
Chris Taylor gets his 24th start, and his second in the last three games.
Taylor's recall won't change Miller's status as M's starting shortstop
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/3/15) Although Chris Taylor started at shortstop Thursday immediately following his recall from the minors, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Brad Miller will remain the starting shortstop, per MLB.com.
"Brad is in a pretty good groove right now," McClendon said. "There's still a lot of room for improvement, but he is improving every day. He has his moments [defensively], but most of the time it's just a mechanical thing where he doesn't move through the ball or he stands straight up. I would say the last 12-15 days, he's been a lot better at that."
Taylor will serve as a backup middle infielder and could get some playing time at other positions as well.
"It's still a progression, but I'm feeling a lot more comfortable and a lot better [at the plate]," Taylor said. "It was good to go down there and take some of the pressure off. I was able to stop pressing and just worry about going out there and having some fun again. I'm feeling a lot better now and I'm ready to go."
Mariners recall infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/2/15) The Mariners recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. Taylor is back with the Mariners for a second time this season.
Following his demotion to Triple-A in early June, Taylor hit .272 with three triples, four doubles, 10 RBI, 18 runs, 14 walks, 19 strikeouts and seven stolen bases in 27 games.
Mariners promote RP Mayckol Guaipe, demote SS Chris Taylor
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/1/15) The Mariners have optioned shortstop Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma and promoted right-handed reliever Mayckol Guaipe.
Taylor has not earned his stay in Seattle. He has just 10 hits in 63 at-bats with one RBI.
The Mariners must hope they haven't mistimed their call-up of Guaipe, who had pitched well until recently. He has allowed six runs on 13 hits in the last 3 2/3 innings.
|2014 summary: After the way Brad Miller performed as a rookie in 2013, Chris Taylor, himself no stranger to high batting averages in the minors, looked like he might be destined for no more than a utility role in the majors. But Miller's sophomore slump forced the Mariners to try something else, and by late July, Taylor had become the primary shortstop for a legitimate contender. Of course, he didn't show much pop in the role, but that's not as much his game as it is Miller's.|
Playing time status: Though Taylor made a favorable impression, the general belief is that he doesn't have nearly as much upside as Miller offensively, so he was looking like a long shot to win the starting job even before breaking his wrist this spring. When he returns in May, he could become the lesser half of a lefty-righty platoon since he and Miller bat from opposite sides of the plate.
2015 outlook: Though Taylor didn't hit for as much power as Miller in the minors, he was more of a base stealer and could tap into that ability more in a full-time role. But again, a full-time role appears to be unlikely for him. He's just a low-end AL-only option on Draft Day.
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