Chris Taylor was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers the day that Logan Forsythe and Rob Segedin were placed on the disabled list on April 19.
Taylor looked to be a favorite to make the roster over Kiké Hernandez to make the Opening Day roster but was ultimately snubbed, as he was optioned right before Opening Day.
Taylor put up big time numbers in the spring, with a .354/.483/.500 slash line.
In a very small sample size (three games and nine plate appearances), Taylor is hitting .625 with a .667 on base percentage and a 1.250 slugging percentage.
Hello, Chris Taylor! ?
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 22, 2017
On Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Taylor had two more hits, as well as a bases loaded walk, further showing that he deserves a spot on the major league roster.
We'll take it!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 23, 2017
Chris Taylor can give the Dodgers a very good defensive utility infielder, as well as a an able-bodied outfielder in a pinch. If Taylor can prove that he is a viable bat coming off the bench and making spot starts while he has the opportunity, he will be making Dave Roberts’ next roster decision one of his toughest ones yet.
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