Monday, July 8, 2013
Taveras and the Futures Game
By Doug Mittler
St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras will not participate in the Futures Game Sunday because of a high ankle sprain that has kept him on the Triple-A disabled list.
With Taveras pulling out of the game, second baseman Kolten Wong will be the Cardinals' lone representative for the contest at Citi Field in New York, reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
It’s possible Taveras will not be off the disabled list in time for the Futures Game. The lingering injury also could call into question when the Cardinals will eventually call up the 21-year outfielder who has a .306 BA and .462 slugging percentage at Triple-A Memphis.