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38 Taylor Jordan SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/203 | Birthdate: 1/17/1989 | Birthplace: Merritt Island, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 267.87
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No structural damage in Taylor Jordan's elbow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan has no structural damage in his injured elbow, masnsports.com reports.

Jordan was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. He has been sidelined at the Triple-A level since early June.


Taylor Jordan gets MRI for elbow injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan recently met with team physician Dr. Wiemi Douguih for a second opinion on the elbow injury that has kept him sidelined at Triple-A Syracuse since early June, according to The Washington Post.

"He had an MRI. The MRI is fine. We wanted to see, what’s the discomfort coming from?" general manager Mike Rizzo said.

Jordan had Tommy John surgery in 2011, but the team is confident he won't need the surgery this time.

"We’re not too worried about that," Rizzo said. "The doctors told me that’s not what they’re thinking about. They want to find out what it is. It’s more discomfort than anything else. We want to find out what it is so we can make him comfortable, so he can possibly help us down the road."


Taylor Jordan OK after leaving Triple-A start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said starting pitcher Taylor Jordan is not hurt and is OK after leaving his last start for Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday, per MLB.com. It was reported Jordan left Tuesday's start with soreness in his right arm.

Taylor Jordan leaves Triple-A start with arm injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan was forced to leave his start at Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday due to soreness in his right arm.

The extent of the injury is not yet known, according to the Washington Post. The Nationals released a statement saying they are simply "gathering information" and assessing the injury at this time. 


Nationals option Taylor Jordan to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) The Nationals optioned pitcher Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse Monday, MLB.com reports.

Jordan hasn't been able to find a win in his first five starts, going 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA and 17:8 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings. He's being replaced on the active roster by Ryan Mattheus.


Taylor Jordan pulled early, might lose rotation spot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Nationals starter Taylor Jordan was lifted after four innings of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Padres. He had allowed one run, three hits and two walks with no strikeouts.

According to the Washington Post, Jordan's sinking fastball lacked velocity and action, and the team might replace him in the rotation.

Jordan did not get a decision Sunday and remains 0-3, with a 5.61 ERA.


Taylor Jordan struggles through third straight loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan struggled yet again in a 7-2 loss to the Angels Tuesday, his third loss in a row.

Jordan struggled from the very start of the outing, though it wasn't entirely his fault. Jordan allowed four runs on four hits in the top of the first inning, though two of those runs were unearned thanks to a fielding error by his third baseman.

Still, Jordan wasn't particularly good even when accounting for the defense's issues. He was charged with six runs -- four earned -- in five innings of work, on eight hits. He did not walk any batters, while striking out five, but gave up two home runs before being pulled from the game.

Jordan has dropped three decisions in a row since opening the season with six-plus one-run innings. He now has a 6.23 ERA heading into his next start, Sunday against the Padres. 


Taylor Jordan hit hard in second loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan struggled through his second subpar start in a row Thursday, in an 8-0 loss to St. Louis.

Jordan took the loss after allowing seven runs -- five earned -- in 5 1/3 innings of work, and he was in trouble from the start. Jordan was tagged for four runs in the first inning, though one of them was unearned. He allowed seven hits and a pair of walks, while striking out four and throwing 61 of 96 pitches for strikes.

Jordan is now 0-2 through his first three starts of the season, and has allowed 10 of his 11 earned runs over the last two outings.  He has a 5.94 ERA heading into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Angels. 


Taylor Jordan can't escape early trouble vs. Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Nationals starter Taylor Jordan was hit hard on Saturday, suffering his first loss of the season in a 6-3 defeat. 

Jordan (0-1) ran into trouble early on, allowing four runs in the opening frame, including a home run to B.J. Upton. He also allowed a run-scoring single to Dan Uggla before his outing ended in the fifth. He permitted five runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings pitched.

Jordan has posted a 4.76 ERA along with an 8:4 K:BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings pitched. He'll look to get back on track Thursday at home against St. Louis.


Nationals finalize rotation plans for rest of week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) The Nationals finalized their rotation plans for the rest of the week.

Manager Matt Williams said Jordan Zimmermann will start Wednesday and Stephen Strasburg will finish off the Miami series Thursday. Tanner Roark will then start Friday's series opener against the Braves, with Taylor Jordan going Saturday and Gio Gonzalez on Sunday.


Taylor Jordan goes six-plus strong in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan put together a dominant outing on Sunday, but had to settle for a no-decision despite a 2-1 victory.

Making his first start of the season, Jordan allowed a sacrifice fly to Dan Uggla in the sixth inning for his only blemish of the afternoon. He surrendered only one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings pitched.

Jordan will get a rematch against the Braves, this time in Atlanta on Saturday.

Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan make opening day roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) When it comes to the Nationals fifth starter, everybody wins, according to MLB.com.

Both Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan have been informed that they've made the team's opening day roster. An official announcement is expected to be made Saturday. Both players should have an opportunity to start at least one time through the rotation, as Doug Fister is doubtful to make his first start due to a lat injury. It's unclear which pitcher will stay in the rotation once Fister returns, though Roark seems to be the slight favorite. For now, both pitchers will get a shot to show what they can do.


Nationals pit fifth starter candidates against each other Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Nationals will throw Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan during Saturday's game against the Tigers, according to CSN.

Both players are in competition for the fifth starter job with the club. A decision will likely be made shortly after Saturday's game. Roark posted a 1.51 ERA in 53 2/3 innings, mostly out of the bullpen, last year. Jordan posted a 3.66 ERA over 51 2/3 innings, all of which came as a starter.


Taylor Jordan surrenders one run in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan gave up just one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings in his team's 4-1 win over the Marlins Monday.

Jordan is having a fine spring, striking out 20 batters while walking just two in 20 2/3 innings. He also owns a 3.92 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Jordan remains locked in a battle with Tanner Roark for the final spot in the rotation.


Nationals yet to make decision about fifth starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Nationals are going down to the wire to select the team's fifth starting pitcher between Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan, per The Washington Post.

"The decision hasn’t been made," pitching coach Steve McCatty said Monday.


Taylor Jordan strikes out five in five one-run innings vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk in five innings while striking out five in his team's 2-0 loss to the Astros Wednesday.

Jordan has had both good and bad aspects to his spring as he vies for a rotation spot. He's struck out 18 batters while walking one in 15 innings, but he's also surrendered eight runs in 15 innings. Wednesday's solid start lowered his ERA from 6.30 to 4.80.


Taylor Jordan struggles over three innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan struggled over three innings against the Tigers Friday.

Jordan gave up far too much contact, allowing seven hits. He was able to get through the first two innings relatively unscathed, but fell apart in the third. Jordan gave up five hits and all four of his earned runs during the inning. He struck out two batters, and did not allow any walks. Jordan is competing for the fifth spot in the team's rotation.


Ross Detwiler OK, Taylor Jordan impressive on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Taylor Jordan, both of whom are competing for the last rotation spot, combined to yield just one run in five innings Saturday against Atlanta. But the latter was most impressive.

Detwiler escaped jams in giving up six hits and just one run in two innings. Jordan yielded just one run on three hits in three innings while striking out six. Jordan expressed surprise after the game at the strikeout total, but credited an improved changeup and slider with his strong effort.


Taylor Jordan pitches two scoreless innings in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan allowed one hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Friday as the Nationals took down the Mets, 5-4.

Jordan is competing for a spot in the back end of the Washington rotation this spring. He broke an ankle this offseason but appears on schedule to be all clear for the regular season. Jordan made nine starts with the Nationals last season, going 1-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 29:11 K:BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings.


Manager eager to see Taylor Jordan pitch in spring games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams said Tuesday starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, who is vying for the final spot in the team's rotation, will start Friday's spring opener against the Mets. Williams is eager to see Jordan pitch in spring games.

"The ball comes out of his hand really nicely," Williams said, per MLB.com. "For me, he's got a mid-90s fastball with movement, a good changeup, breaking ball for strikes. I've been really impressed with what I've seen. It's electric stuff out of the hand. So I can't wait to see him in a game, get an opposition hitter in there and have some competition for him."


Nationals want to make sure Taylor Jordan is '100 percent'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams said the team will keep a close eye on starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, who revealed Monday he was in a cast for a month after breaking his right ankle during the offseason.

"He looks fine. We have to make sure that his ankle is 100 percent, because going into spring training, we want him to feel right," Williams said, per MLB.com. "We certainly don't want the ankle affecting his arm. Right now, he feels good. We'll monitor him as he goes through the drills. If your ankle is sore, it can affect everything. We will monitor him closely."


Taylor Jordan OK after breaking ankle in offseason


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, who will be competing for the fifth spot in the team's rotation this spring, said he broke his ankle in the offseason, according to MLB.com. However, Jordan said he is OK and is working out.

Taylor Jordan wants to add cut fastball to repertoire


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, who has been shut down for the season, should be considered a rotation candidate heading into 2014, according to The Washington Times.

"Hopefully what I did impressed them enough for me to have a chance to be up here next year," he said. 

Jordan said he would like to add a cut fastball to his repertoire in the offseason. Jordan relies heavily on his sinking fastball, but also throws a slider and changeup.

"I think that might be useful for me for lefties," he said. "I think I’m going to develop something like that. This is just my own thoughts. I think a cutter is a good pitch. Everyone seems to throw one and everyone’s always talking about it. ‘Oh, he’s throwing a cutter in there.’ No one says that about a sinker, really. They say, ‘Oh, he’s sinking it.’ But it’s not a big deal."


Taylor Jordan's season ends with back issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) The Nationals placed pitcher Taylor Jordan on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, with a lower back strain. According to MASNSports.com, Jordan suffered the injury during a visit to the dentist last week.

This will be the last we see of Jordan this season, as he is at 142 innings between the majors and minors. MLB.com reports Saturday Jordan has been shut down for the season, finishing his first stint in the majors with a 3.66 ERA and 1-3 record in nine starts. 


Taylor Jordan bounces back in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2013) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan tossed a quality start but settled for a no-decision Friday night against the Braves. The right-hander yielded two unearned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings of a 3-2 defeat in extras.

Jordan has allowed 13 earned runs combined over his last five starts (30 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 0-2 with a 3.29 ERA in five starts away from home. it could be his final start before he is shut down for the remainder of the season, according to manager Davey Johnson.