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Royals' Josh Taylor: Sent to Royals
Taylor (back) was traded from Boston to Kansas City on Monday in exchange for Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Taylor owns a 3.69 ERA and a 29.4 percent strikeout rate in 102.1 career innings of relief. The lefty missed all of last season while dealing with back issues, with two separate rehab stints getting paused due to setbacks, but the Royals evidently felt confident enough in his health to acquire him. If he's fully healthy this year, he could be a useful weapon for his new team, though he's unlikely to see many save chances.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Avoids arbitration with Red Sox
Taylor (back) signed a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Taylor missed the entire 2022 campaign with a back injury, but he was effective for Boston in 2021 with a 3.40 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 47.2 innings. Assuming he's over his back issue, he'll open 2023 as one of the team's left-handed relievers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Won't return this season
Taylor (back) won't return this season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Taylor hasn't thrown a major-league pitch this season, and his rehab assignment was shut down in mid-July. With time running out, the Red Sox have now officially confirmed that he'll miss the full year due his back troubles.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Rehab assignment shut down
Taylor (back) had his rehab assignment shut down Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Taylor had a rehab assignment shut down in early May, and his recovery process will slow down once again since he displayed decreased velocity recently. He'll focus on treatment in the near future as he attempts to return to full strength, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume a rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Another rehab outing on tap
Taylor (back) is scheduled to throw an inning with Double-A Portland on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of Mass Live reports.
Taylor is set for yet another appearance in the minors while rehabbing from a strained lower back. The Red Sox have not yet announced whether this will be his final rehab outing before being activated from the 60-day IL.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Scheduled for inning Wednesday
Taylor (back) will throw an inning for Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Taylor is set to follow a scheduled five innings from Chris Sale (ribs). He's already made six appearances since June 21, which is typically more than a reliever needs in the rehab process.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Throws inning Saturday
Taylor (back) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one over one inning in a rehab outing for Triple-A Worcester on Saturday.
This was Taylor's sixth rehab appearance, and the lefty has pitched on back-to-back days. Despite the volume of rehab innings for the reliever, Red Sox manager Alex Cora told Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com that Saturday's outing was not Taylor's final rehab appearance.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Nearing return
Taylor (back) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out over one scoreless inning for Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
Taylor ran into trouble during the inning. With one out, he allowed a single and a walk before a passed ball put runners on second and third. A fielder's choice nailed rehabbing White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez trying to score from third, and Taylor punched out Blake Rutherford looking to get out of the jam. This was Taylor's second rehab outing, and he appears on track to make his season debut for Boston before the end of the month.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Scheduled for rehab appearance
Taylor (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Taylor has been on the injured list all season while recovering from a back injury. He previously made three rehab appearances at Worcester in April, only to be pulled off the assignment after suffering a setback. Seemingly healthy again, the reliever will now begin the process of ramping up again at Triple-A before making his way back from the IL. He was a big part of the Red Sox bullpen last season, collecting 15 holds and a save while producing a 3.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 47.2 innings in 61 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Bullpen session on tap
Taylor (back) will throw a bullpen session this week before heading out on a rehab assignment, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Taylor tossed a pair of live batting practice sessions last week (Wednesday and Saturday) and is getting close to game action. A bullpen staple in 2021, the left-hander could be ready to pitch by by the end of the week, though his COVID-19 vaccination status is unknown. Any unvaccinated plater would likely not be activated before an upcoming trip to Canada for a three-game set against the Blue Jays that begins next Monday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: To throw another live BP
Taylor (back) is scheduled to throw one more live batting practice before being sent out on a rehab assignment, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Taylor threw his first live BP session prior to Wednesday's game and came through it with no issues. He may be able to make his season debut within the next couple weeks.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Live batting practice scheduled
Taylor (back) will throw live batting practice Wednesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Taylor has been out all year with a strained lower back. He'd embarked on a rehab assignment back in mid-April but paused it in early May. He's been throwing again for roughly a month now, however, so another rehab assignment could be coming soon, though the Red Sox haven't specified when that could happen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Throws bullpen session
Taylor (back) threw a bullpen session Sunday and could face hitters soon, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Taylor will throw one more bullpen session this week then face live batters. The left-hander was one of Boston's top relievers in 2021, posting a 2.06 ERA over his final 52 outings. He's spent all of 2022 on the injured list due to a low-back strain and could be a boost to a beleaguered bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Starts throwing again
Manager Alex Cora said Monday that Taylor (back) has started a throwing program, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Taylor was pulled off his minor-league rehab assignment earlier this month after suffering a setback in his recovery from a back strain, an injury that dates back to spring training. Boston transferred Taylor to the 60-day injured list last week, which means he won't be eligible to make his 2022 debut with the big club until early June, even if he gets clearance to resume his rehab assignment within the next several days.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Transferred to 60-day IL
Taylor (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Taylor has been dealing with a back issue since spring training. He began a rehab assignment in late April but suffered a setback. His exact timeline remains unclear, but he'll now be ineligible to return until early June. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Arauz to return from the COVID-19 injured list.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Hits snag in rehab
Manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Taylor (back) has experienced a setback in his rehab program and has temporarily been shut down from throwing, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Taylor has been pulled off his rehab assignment at Triple-A Worcester, where he had made three appearances out of the bullpen. His most recent outing came April 27, so Taylor has presumably been dealing with an aggravation of the mid-back strain for a few days. Cora said the southpaw would be sent in for further testing before the Red Sox determine a timeline for when Taylor might be able to resume a throwing program. The skipper noted that at this stage, surgery isn't in consideration for Taylor, who has yet to make his season debut for the big club.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Makes second rehab appearance
Taylor (back) covered two-thirds of an inning and gave up two earned runs on three hits in his second rehab appearance Sunday for Double-A Portland. He struck out one in the 21-pitch outing.
Taylor, who is working his way back from a strained back, made his first rehab appearance April 17 at Triple-A Worcester before moving down to Portland after a week-long stay in the COVID-19 protocols as a close contact. Though the lefty was roughed up in Sunday's appearance, he at least pumped 14 of his 21 pitches in for strikes. The Red Sox may want to see Taylor turn in one quality rehab appearance for either Portland or Worcester before welcoming him back from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
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