The St. Louis Cardinals' top outfield prospect sustained the sprain in May when he slid awkwardly into second base. He has continued to have problems since suffering the injury, reaggravating the injury on June 23rd, and landing on the disabled list for the second time about two weeks ago at Triple-A Memphis because of recurring ankle discomfort. There is no timetable for his return to the Redbirds.
The Cardinals do not currently have a need for an outfielder and will likely play it safe with this potential star. This means the 21 year old will spend a bit of time on the disabled list.
It also means Taveras will not be able to participate in the Futures Games. Taveras and second baseman Kolten Wong were selected to represent the Cardinals for the second straight year in the All-Star break's annual prospective's showcase. Wong will be the only one going to the Future Games this year, as it is unlikely Taveras will be off the disabled list before the games begin.
Taveras, who has missed more than a month total with the injury, is batting .307. He has been rehabbing at the team's complex in Jupiter, Florida, where he had been running and doing baseball activities.
References: NBC Sports, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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