Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Likely To Miss Start Of Season

He suffered the injury earlier this month.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor's status for the start of the regular season is uncertain due to an elbow injury.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters on Tuesday that Taylor has not resumed baseball activities and is in jeopardy of missing Opening Day.

Taylor was diagnosed with a right elbow sprain earlier this month and has not progressed as quickly as hoped. He had been penciled in as the Opening Day right fielder for Milwaukee.

If Taylor is unable to start the season, it could open up opportunities for other players to step up. Non-roster invitee Tyler Naquin is a candidate to fill in as the starting right fielder, while Brian Anderson could also see additional playing time.

The Brewers also have a number of highly-touted outfield prospects who could potentially be called upon if needed. As of now, the team will continue to monitor Taylor's progress and make a decision on his availability closer to the start of the season. 

The twenty-nine-year-old posted a .233/.286/.442 triple-slash line, 17 home runs, 51 RBIs, three stolen bases and 49 runs scored over 120 games last season.
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