Shortstop - Los Angeles Dodgers
Date of Birth: August 29, 1990 (30 years old)
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Cranks home run
Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday in a loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series.Taylor hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Blake Snell. The 30-year-old utility player recorded the first two runs for the Dodgers and was the only player to inflict damage on Blake Snell all night. The home run was Taylor's first of the postseason as he slugged eight during the regular season.
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Rejoins lineup
Taylor (ankle) will start at second base and will bat ninth Sunday in Game 7 of the Dodgers' NLCS matchup with the Braves, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.After injuring his right ankle in Game 5, Taylor sat out Saturday in the Dodgers' 3-1 win in Game 6. With a trip to the World Series on the line, Taylor will be able to play through the injury as manager Dave Roberts puts his best lineup out there. Taylor is batting 5-for-31 with two doubles and four walks during the postseason.
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: On bench for Game 6
Taylor (ankle) is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.Taylor injured his right ankle on a defensive play in the eighth inning of Game 5 on Saturday. He remained in the game to close out the inning but was removed for a pinch hitter in the ninth. The injury is evidently severe enough that he'll sit for at least one game, though he's expected to be available off the bench, per Eric Stephen of SBNation.com.
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