Taylor Jordan Shut Down By Nationals

Nationals_Taylor_Jordan_2013It’ll get slightly less attention than shutting down Stephen Strasburg last season, but the Washington Nationals have shut down rookie Taylor Jordan after he reached 142 total innings between the majors and minors.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the initial plan called for Jordan to make a couple more starts, but his recent back problems convinced the Nationals to just shut him down now. Jordan underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in 2011 and logged just 54 total innings last season.

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk