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1 Chris Taylor SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/197 | Birthdate: 8/29/1990 | Birthplace: Virginia Beach, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Chris Taylor replaces Brad Miller at short for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) 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
(7/3/2015) 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
(7/2/2015) 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
(6/1/2015) 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.


Brad Miller returns to shortstop for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Brad Miller returns to the Mariners' lineup at shortstop for Friday's game against Cleveland. 

Miller will start his team-high 28th game at short, but it's just his second time there in the last 11 games. He replaces Chris Taylor.


Mariners give SS Chris Taylor a rest on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) After starting eight games in a row, Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor will get the day off on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the lineup versus the Rays. In those eight games, the young Taylor has just six hits in 28 at-bats. So manager Lloyd McClendon has decided to give him a rest and clear his head a little.

Brad Miller will get the start at shortstop with Dustin Ackley entering the lineup in left field for the afternoon affair. 


Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Mariners shorstop Chris Taylor is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday after missing Monday's game with a finger injury, the team announced.

Taylor will replace Brad Miller, who moves to designated hitter and pushes Rickie Weeks to the bench. Taylor is hitting .167 in 18 at-bats this season.

The Mariners are currently the favorites (-145) against San Diego.


McClendon: Chris Taylor hand 'going to be OK'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The hand Mariners starting shortstop Chris Taylor jammed Saturday night against Oakland is "going to be OK," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Taylor did not play Sunday, but an examination revealed only swelling and bruising. He is otherwise fine.

"I think it scared him more than anything," McClendon added. "As quickly as the swelling can get out of there, he should be back in the lineup."


Chris Taylor scratched from Mariners lineup with injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The Mariners scratched shortstop Chris Taylor from Sunday's lineup. He's being given X-rays after being stepped on in Saturday's game, per Seattle's 710 AM radio.

Those X-rays showed that Taylor has a bruise above his pinky, but the injury should not keep the shortstop out for an extended period of time. 

Brad Miller will replace Taylor in the lineup. 


SS Chris Taylor makes second start for Mariners on Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Chris Taylor is back in the Mariners’ starting lineup on Tuesday, batting ninth and playing shortstop in Los Angeles against the Angels.

Taylor was promoted from Triple-A on Monday and went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in his first major-league action of the season.

Taylor was competing for the M's shortstop job in spring training but got derailed with a broken wrist on March 13.


Recently promoted SS Chris Taylor in Mariners' lineup on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Chris Taylor, who was promoted from Triple-A earlier on Monday, will be in the Mariners' starting lineup Monday night in Los Angeles against the Angels, playing shortstop and hitting ninth.

With Austin Jackson (ankle) being placed on the 15-day disabled list, Justin Ruggiano gets his second start of the season in center field, batting second.

Taylor was competing for the M's shortstop job in spring training but got derailed with a broken wrist on March 13.

Taylor hit .313 in 21 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

Last season for the Mariners, Taylor hit .287 in 47 games.

Report: Signs point to Mariners promoting Taylor, Beimel


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Signs are pointing to the Mariners promoting shortstop Chris Taylor and reliever Joe Beimel from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, according to The News Tribune. The Mariners have two open roster spots after demoting relievers Yoervis Medina and Tyler Olson to the minors on Sunday.

Taylor was competing for the starting shortstop job this spring before suffering a broken wrist March 13. He is batting .313 with one triple, two home runs, five doubles and six RBI in 21 games.

Beimel signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners in early April. He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three outings. He has five strikeouts and no walks in 3 2/3 innings.


Mariners SS prospect Chris Taylor torrid in Tacoma


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) A fractured wrist prevented Chris Taylor from completing his competition with Brad Miller for the Mariners starting shortstop job out of spring training. But he certainly is making up for lost time.

Taylor has been tearing it up at Triple-A Tacoma since being activated and sent there in mid-April. He has five two-hit games since April 20 and has hit safely in all but two of 11 games since his late start to his season. He has scored seven runs, slammed two homers and driven in four.

The 24-year-old Taylor boasts a slash line of .305/.364/.441. But Miller is performing well with Seattle, making Taylor's path to the big leagues a little rockier. Miller has hit safely in eight of his last nine games as his average has soared to .291.


Mariners' Chris Taylor in Triple-A lineup on rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Mariners' shortstop Chris Taylor will start an minor league injury rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. 

Taylor is in the starting lineup and will play five innings, per Tacoma's play-by-play announcer Mike Curto. He's returning from a fractured wrist. 


Mariners' Chris Taylor full participant in batting practice Thursday


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) After breaking his wrist during Cactus League play, Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor is working to get back on the diamond.

Taylor was a full participant in batting practice on Thursday. The 24-year-old is hoping to be cleared to play this weekend, reports the team's Triple-A affiliate Tacoma.

Prior to the injury, Taylor was batting .421 on eight hits with one double, two triples and one home run in 19 plate appearances.


Mariners' Chris Taylor has 'no restrictions' in batting, fielding drills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said Wednesday that shortstop Chris Taylor has "no restrictions" as he takes part in batting and fielding drills, MLB.com reports.

Taylor is with Triple-A Tacoma as he rehabs from a broken wrist and could begin a rehab assignment within the next week. Once healthy, he could join the Mariners to play shortstop at the major-league level or remain with Tacoma and serve as organizational depth. The team is unlikely to carry him on the major-league roster if he won't play most days, so his landing spot could depend on the performance of Brad Miller over the next few weeks.


Mariners add pitcher Tyler Olson to roster, place Chris Taylor on DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Mariners have added pitcher Tyler Olson to their Opening Day roster and placed shortstop Chris Taylor on the 15-day DL, retro to March 27, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

Olson did not allow a single run in 12 2/3 innings this spring with 15 strikeouts and zero walks in 10 appearances. Taylor is recovering from a fractured wrist suffered last month.


Chris Taylor taking swings for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Chris Taylor has begun swinging a bat again for the Mariners.

The shortstop suffered a broken bone in his wrist on March 13 and hasn't taken swings since. On Sunday, he took dry swings (meaning no ball was involved) in a pool, per the Seattle Times.

He's also started throwing. 


Report: Mariners SS Chris Taylor taking ground balls


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor is taking groundballs for the first time since suffering a broken right wrist, reports the Tacoma News Tribune. He has been out of the lineup since March 13th.The same report states that Taylor will have his wrist reevaluated in a week.

The 24-year-old was batting .421 in spring training prior to the injury.


Fractured wrist ends spring training for Mariners' Chris Taylor


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) An MRI on Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor's wrist revealed a fractured triquetrum bone in his right wrist, the team announced on Saturday. 

Taylor fouled a pitch off the wrist on Friday. 

The injury will keep Taylor out of action for four-to-six weeks, ending his spring training and giving Brad Miller the shortstop job to start the season. 


Chris Taylor has MRI for Mariners, likely out until Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor had an MRI after fouling a ball off his wrist in Friday's game. 

Taylor is out of the lineup on Saturday, and manager Lloyd McClendon said he was "doubtful" for Sunday. 

“I’ll know more later,” Taylor told the News Tribune's Bob Dutton. “It swelled up a little bit overnight, but that was expected.”


Mariners' Chris Taylor getting more chances at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor is still hoping to become Seattle's starter at the position by opening day. It helps that he's taken the second most at-bats in spring training of anyone on the team.

"I'm just glad I'm getting [at-bats]," said Taylor. "I have no problem bouncing back and forth between short and second. I'm glad I get to see some live arms and get back in that competitive, game-ready mode and get that feeling back."

Manager Lloyd McClendon is happy that the position battle has gone this long.

"That was the way I was hoping it would be," McClendon said. "As we continue to move forward, I think things will get even more interesting and the competition will heat up at a lot of different positions, not just shortstop. I think we have three or four different areas where it should be pretty interesting."

Taylor has hit two triples, one double and a home run in his eight hits this spring.


Mariners shortstop Brad Miller homers twice Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Mariners shortstop Brad Miller blasted two home runs in Monday's 4-3 win over the Indians. So far this spring, Miller is 4 for 6 and gaining confidence at the plate, reports SeattlePI.com.

"I'll take them in singles, doubles, pairs, whatever," said Miller. "It was awesome, especially early. We know we're probably going to get a couple of at-bats, and you just want to make the most of them."

Miller is battling with Chris Taylor to become the team's shortstop when the regular season begins and was given the start Monday. Taylor also played, but at second base, with Robinson Cano away from the team after a death in the family.


Mariners' Chris Taylor homers, triples on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor hit a home run and tripled on Friday against the Dodgers.

Taylor came into camp competing for the team's shortstop position with Brad Miller. While Miller likely has the upper hand, he's coming off a down season. Taylor, on the other hand, played well in the minors in 2014, and hit .287 in a brief major-league debut. It's believed whoever loses out on the starting role will be sent to the minors. 


McClendon: Unlikely Mariners can keep Taylor and Miller on roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Thursday it is going to be tough to keep Chris Taylor and Brad Miller on the roster. The duo are competing for the starting shortstop job this spring.

“They both saw significant time last year and only one of them can play short as this team shapes up,” McClendon said, per MLB.com. “I like both guys. They both bring a lot to the table. I think Chris is probably a little bit ahead of the game defensively and Brad is probably ahead of the game offensively. It’s a nice combination and let’s see what happens. … If we don’t have injuries, I doubt that we can take them both.”