Originally Posted by Marco Polo
That would start his clock early. I wouldn't be surprised to see him come up in the summer instead.
Could always send him back down when Beltran is ready to go. It's about service days, not when you come up. If he spent April in St. Louis, as long as he spent all of May down in Memphis, it would be the same as leaving him down for all of April, in terms of his arbitration clock.
Of course, I think Taveras is going to hit so well that it would be almost impossible to demote him again once he's in the bigs.
The other risk is that Taveras gets hurt and has to spend some time on the DL while he's on the big club... in that case, all the time he spends on the DL counts towards his clock.