Manager Matt Williams said on Saturday that he expected Taylor to make his spring debut during Saturday's game against the Cardinals as a designated hitter. Taylor had been shut down for a few days to deal with the neck pain. If all goes well with his throwing program, he should make his first appearance in the outfield on Sunday against the Yankees.
Williams is still unsure when McLouth will play in his first game, even though he had his surgery in August. McLouth has been on a slow throwing program, which Williams likened to a pitcher's slow process for rebuilding his arm.
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