Astros left-handed reliever Blake Taylor was carted off the field in the eighth inning on Friday at T-Mobile Park, after he rolled his ankle attempting to field a Taylor Trammell slow roller toward first base.
Taylor suffered a “severely sprained ankle,” according to manager Dusty Baker, and is likely headed to the injured list. X-rays taken on the ankle were negative.
“Those things take a while to heal,” Baker said following the Astros’ 6-5 loss to the Mariners.
Taylor landed awkwardly on his right foot after attempting, unsuccessfully, to field the dribbler. He initially tried to put weight on the foot, but was soon taken off the field on a cart after a brief examination by a team athletic trainer.
The injury occurred moments after Taylor yielded a solo homer to Evan White, which tied the game at 5.