May 21, 2010
Willy Taveras(notes) has been in the league since 2004 when he kicked off his career with the Houston Astros. Since then the outfielder has played for the Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.
He's had some high points along the way, leading the National League in singles with 152 in 2005 and stolen bases with 68 in 2008. But recently he had a lowpoint: getting designated for assignment by the Nats after he hit .200 with four RBIs and one stolen base.
He apparently got called in by the Astros this week for a workout, according to the Denver Post. Houston reportedly offered Taveras a minor-league deal this past winter so the team appears to still be interested in bringing him aboard.
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