Tacoma Rainiers infielder Chris Taylor, one of the top prospects in the Seattle Mariners’ minor league system, was placed on the seven-day disabled list Thursday because of a slight fracture in the pinkie of his left hand.
He injured it on a stolen base attempt during the sixth inning Tuesday in Las Vegas, but he played the rest of the game. The Rainiers were off Wednesday.
“It was one of those freak things,” Taylor said. “I slid head-first, and I jammed my finger on the base. My pinkie bent backward. I’ve done it multiple times in my career.”
Taylor had the hand X-rayed on Wednesday in Sacramento, and he will meet with Mariners team doctors Tuesday.
“There’s not much you can do to rehab it or anything,” he said. “I’m probably going to be pretty bored for the next week or so.”
Taylor leads the Pacific Coast League with 54 hits, and his .372 average ranks second in the league to teammate Nick Franklin, who entered Thursday’s game with a .384 average.
Taylor has reached base via hit or walk in 29 consecutive PCL games.Mike Curto is the radio broadcaster for the Tacoma Rainiers.