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Taveras not expected to go on disabled list

Taveras not expected to go on disabled list

ST. LOUIS -- The ankle injury that forced Oscar Taveras out of Triple-A Memphis' game on Sunday is not expected to land the organization's top prospect on the disabled list.

Taveras rolled his right ankle sliding into second base and was immediately taken out of Memphis' game against Fresno. An X-ray taken on the ankle showed no fracture, leaving the Cardinals optimistic that Taveras will be back on the field within a few days.

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Taveras opened the season ranked as baseball's third-best prospect by MLB.com. With two hits on Sunday, he bumped his season average up to .317. Taveras has hit safely in 14 of his last 18 games and is tied for the team lead with 20 RBIs. Twelve of his 39 hits have been for extra bases.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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