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Giants' Taylor Jones: Outrighted to Sacramento
Jones was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Jones was claimed off waivers by San Francisco in mid-September but will now lose his spot on the 40-man roster. He could work with the big-league coaching staff as a non-roster invitee this spring.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Taylor Jones: Claimed by Giants
Jones was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Friday.
Jones was designated for assignment by the Astros after Blake Taylor was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday. The 28-year-old will now head to Sacramento and join the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, a level at which he is slashing .263/.370/.456 on the season. Jose Rojas was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Booted from 40-man
Jones was designated for assignment Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He was the 40-man roster casualty after Blake Taylor was activated from the 60-day injured list. Jones, 28, is hitting .263/.370/.456 with 12 home runs in 74 games at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Heads back to Sugar Land
The Astros optioned Jones to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday.
Jones grounded out in his pinch-hit appearance Monday versus Boston. Now, he returns to the minors with Alex Bregman back from paternity leave.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Recalled from Triple-A
Jones was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday.
Jones will take the roster spot of Alex Bregman, who was placed on the paternity list in the corresponding move. Bregman will be away from the team for 1-to-3 days, so Jones' latest stint with the big club does not figure to be a long one.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Activated, sent to Triple-A
Jones (back) was activated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jones has been on the injured list all season while recovering from a back injury, but he's now been deemed healthy after a 14-game rehab assignment with Sugar Land. The 28-year-old will remain with the Triple-A affiliate until the Astros promote him for his season debut in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Continuing to work back
Jones (back) has gone 8-for-40 with two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land.
Jones joined Sugar Land on June 3 and has consistently been in the lineup since. He's struck out at a 26.1 percent clip but is also suffering from a .222 BABIP. Jones will have to be activated from the injured list in the coming days, but he will likely remain in Sugar Land.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Moving rehab to Triple-A on Friday
Jones (back) will shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The first baseman has been sidelined since the beginning of the season with a back injury, but he started his rehab assignment at extended spring training Saturday and will now move to Triple-A on Friday. It's possible that Jones will ultimately end up joining Sugar Land once healthy, but he should get a shot at the big leagues at some point this summer. In 35 games with the Astros in 2021, he produced a .245 average with two homers, 16 RBI and 11 runs over 102 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Begins rehab assignment
Jones (back) began a minor-league rehab assignment at extended spring training May 28, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Jones is taking the final steps in his recovery from a lower-back injury, which has cost him the first two months of the 2022 season. As he gets closer to a return, Jones' rehab assignment will shift to one of the team's minor-league affiliates, though there isn't a particular rush given that Jones is not eligible to be activated from the injured list until June 7. With versatile options such as Mauricio Dubon and Aledmys Diaz already on the big-league roster in Houston, Jones may begin his campaign officially at Triple-A Sugar Land.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Continues ramp-up process
Jones (back) has been working his way back into baseball activities at the Astros' extended spring training facility, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Jones resumed hitting last week and has continued to ramp up his workload as he's eased back into baseball activities. The 28-year-old is on the 60-day injured list, so he won't be eligible to return until at least June. However, Jones has made encouraging progress in his recovery early in May.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Begins hitting
Jones has begun hitting for the first time since sustaining his injury, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jones has been dealing with a back issue since spring training, and while the problem was initially referred to as merely lower-back discomfort, it ended up preventing him from hitting for over a month. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list in late April, so he'll be ineligible to return until early June. He's making steps in his recovery now, but whether or not he'll be back when first eligible is unclear.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Sent to 60-day IL
The Astros transferred Jones (back) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Since suffering from lower-back discomfort late in spring training and opening the season on the 10-day IL, Jones hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. With his season debut likely several weeks away, the Astros elected to push him timeline further back by moving him to the 60-day IL. The move simultaneously opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder/outfielder J.J. Matijevic, who was also added to the 28-man active roster as a replacement for the injured Jose Altuve (hamstring).... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Progressing slowly
Manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Jones (back) isn't progressing in his rehab program as quickly as the Astros anticipated and has since visited a doctor in Houston for an opinion on his next steps, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
After being placed on the 10-day injured list April 7 with lower-back discomfort, Jones was expected to spend the minimum amount of time on the shelf or close to it. Instead, Jones has yet to resume baseball activities and looks like he could remain sidelined through the end of April, if not longer. Though Jones currently resides on the Astros' IL, he has a minor-league option remaining and could be sent to Triple-A Sugar Land once he advances to the point in his rehab when he's ready to play regularly.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Placed on injured list
Jones (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Jones dealt with lower-back discomfort in camp and will be forced to miss time to begin the regular season. A timetable for his return isn't clear, and he isn't guaranteed a spot on the major-league roster once he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Battling back issue
Jones is dealing with a back issue which will keep him out for Opening Day and potentially much longer, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jones owns a .660 OPS in 42 career MLB games, so he probably wasn't a candidate for the Opening Day roster even if healthy. His back issue is feared to be a longer-term problem, though exactly how long it's expected to keep him out is unclear.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Reinstated, sent down
Jones was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list and optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jones had been on the COVID-19 IL since the end of August, but he recently went 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and four walks across two rehab games in Sugar Land. He'll remain with the minor-league club but will likely be an option to be recalled if the Astros need additional depth in the final few weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Begins rehab assignment
Jones (COVID-19 injured list) went 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, a run scored and was caught stealing for Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday.
Jones kicked off what could be a short rehab assignment with the Skeeters, although it's unclear if the Astros intend to bring him back to Houston to finish out the season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Could go on rehab assignment
Jones (COVID-19 injured list) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment during the upcoming week, MLB.com reports.
Jones confirmed Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19. He spent five days in isolation in Seattle before finishing out his quarantine period in Houston. The setback came at a tough time for Jones, who had heated up during the month of August, going 15-for-45 with 11 RBI and eight extra-base hits over 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Working in Houston
Jones (COVID-19 injured list) was cleared to rejoin the Astros on Monday to resume workouts, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
He'll be eligible to rejoin the Astros' active roster during the team's series with the Angels this weekend. Before he was placed on the IL due to MLB's health and safety protocols, Jones had been serving as a right-handed-hitting option off the Houston bench.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: On COVID-19 IL
Jones was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
No information is available yet on whether Jones tested positive for the virus, so it's unclear when he'll be eligible to rejoin the Astros' active roster.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-7, 225 lbs|
|Birthplace: Kent, WA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|