MLB In Full Bloom - Cardinals Recall Oscar Taveras - 6/2/2014


Oscar Taveras was recalled on Saturday when Matt Adam's injured left calf landed him on the disabled list. Taveras was batting .325 with seven home runs and 40 RBI for Triple-A Memphis and had been particularly hot lately, batting .462 his last 10 games before the promotion. He hit sixth and played right field in his major-league debut and he blasted his first career home run against Yusmeiro Petit. Taveras can also play center field, with Peter Bourjos landing on the bench, but should see most of his time in right while Allen Craig moves to first base. If Taveras can stay hot, manager Mike Matheny will have a difficult choice to make when Adams is healthy enough to return as to who plays and if Taveras gets sent back down. We can evaluate that scenario at a later date, but for now fantasy owners that have Taveras should just enjoy watching one of the game's top prospects.