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Blue Jays set to deal Michael Taylor?

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The Blue Jays are reportedly poised to swing top prospect Michael Taylor, who was recently acquired from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay deal, to the A's for top prospect Brett Wallace.

Neither side would comment on the issue, but Beane wouldn't go as far as to deny the whole deal.

"We're not in position to comment right now," Beane told Bay Area News Group.

The A's have a lot of depth at the corner infield positions, especially after landing 3B Jake Fox from the Cubs, who is expected to be in the teams Opening Day lineup. Adding Taylor gives them a player with just as much upside, and can be slotted into an outfield spot when ready to go. 

 

In two minor league seasons, Wallace is a .302 career hitter with 34 home runs. He has the potential to hit for 20-30 home runs once he reaches the major leagues.

Taylor, 23, is .312 career hitter with 45 home runs and a .383 OBP in three minor league seasons. He also has the potential to hit for power in the major leagues. 

There is no timetable for an announcement of the deal.