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Season-ending foot surgery gives Taveras a lost season of development

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Taveras will undergo season-ending foot surgery that rules out a cup of coffee in September when big-league rosters expand.

Oscar Taveras down after sliding into second in a game during May.
Oscar Taveras down after sliding into second in a game during May.
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St. Louis Cardinals and one of baseballs most extravagant young pure hitting prospects in the game Oscar Taveras '13 season will come to an end with reports saying he will have season-ending surgical producedures done on his foot to situate his high-ankle sprain, with the focus on the ligaments around the ankle and/or another problem found. The same injury Taveras has been bugged with since the earlier parts of May that has cut his season short of only playing 46 games at the Triple-A level, with a slash line of .306/.341/.462 in 173 at-bats for this season.

Originally the organizations hope was to have Taveras back on the field this week-end at the complex in Jupiter for several rehab-games. Before all this was reported Mozeliak proclaimed as to saying "if healthy" it was possibly for Taveras to see time at the major-league level with a cup of coffee now it's an unknown for what his role for the upcoming season has yet to be known.

Read more about the Taveras season-ending injury by Bird Land writer Derrick Goold of the P-D.