The Spring Training aches and pains continue to rear their ugly head.
In what seems to be a daily "hold your breath" occurrence, Michael A. Taylor was scratched on Monday with some tightness on his right side.
While the injury to the Washington Nationals center fielder doesn't sound serious, it's hard to know for sure; after all, he missed extended time last season with similar soreness.
Michael A. Taylor was scratched with what the Nats are calling "mild right side tightness." Lost a month to an oblique strain last season.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 5, 2018
Taylor had a solid season last year, posting career highs in batting average and home runs, but he only played in 118 games because of the oblique injury.
You might remember Taylor's performance last postseason, during which he put on a show. His career has been marked by plenty of ups and downs, with Taylor struggling to break through into everyday duties for several years. However, the lithe bomber got plenty of experience last year due to an unexpected injury to regular center fielder Adam Eaton, who's still stuck rehabbing.
But for now, the Nationals will have to persist without a player who absolutely has the ability to pull off a highlight every now and then.