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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jameson Taillon (cancer) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Sunday.
Taillen underwent surgery for testicular cancer earlier this month but resumed throwing last week and has already progressed to a minor league rehab assignment. It shouldn't be long until he's back in the Pirates' starting rotation. Taillon was having a great year before his cancer diagnosis, spinning a 3.31 ERA over six starts for the Bucs. May 27 - 7:21 PM

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Jameson Taillon (cancer) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Thursday morning.

Taillon called it "more competitive" than his first 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday. The young right-hander is recovering from surgery for testicular cancer and seems to be making swift progress, though the Pirates have yet to map out a timetable for his return to the active roster. It's not worth speculating.
May 25 - 10:47 AM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) threw 25 pitches off a mound Tuesday.

Taillon has made encouraging progress from his May 8 surgery for suspected testicular cancer, though Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk cautioned Tuesday that this is still very much a day-to-day situation. There's no real timetable for Taillon's return to the active major league roster.
May 23 - 4:41 PM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) still has more blood tests remaining.

Taillon underwent surgery for suspected testicular cancer on May 8, which was confirmed by the pathology report. The results of his future blood tests will determine his rehab schedule moving forward. He's already resumed playing catch.
May 19 - 3:22 PM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) has been cleared to play catch and start light cardio.

Taillon underwent surgery for suspected testicular cancer on May 8, which was confirmed by the pathology report. There is still no timetable for his return, but at the very least, it is a good sign that he has been given the green light to resume light baseball activities. Trevor Williams will continue to start in his place for the foreseeable future.
May 17 - 4:37 PM

Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday for suspected testicular cancer.

Awful to hear. A timetable for Taillon's return is obviously up in the air at this point, as his treatment plan is pending further testing. Hopefully everything comes out well for the young right-hander. Trevor Williams is currently occupying Taillon's spot in the Pirates' rotation.
May 8 - 5:38 PM

Pirates placed RHP Jameson Taillon on the 10-day disabled list with groin discomfort.

The injury is unrelated to his 2015 hernia operation. Taillon has been a bright spot for the Pirates this year, collecting a respectable 3.31 ERA over his first six starts. Trevor Williams will start in Taillon's place Monday against the Dodgers. So far the Pirates have not given a timetable for his return.
May 6 - 8:06 PM

Jameson Taillon was touched up for six runs in five innings to take a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

Things went downhill fast as he gave up a three-run blast to Eugenio Suarez in the first inning. Unfortunately that was not the only three-run tater he allowed, as light-hitting Billy Hamilton took him deep in the fourth inning. Taillon gave up eight hits and one walk while striking out six in the loss. His record falls to 2-1 as his ERA climbs from 2.08 to 3.31 with the clunker. He lines up for two starts next week (Dodgers and Diamondbacks).
May 3 - 10:07 PM

Jameson Taillon tossed five innings of one-run ball in a 12-2 win over the Marlins on Friday.

The only run scored when Martin Prado reached on an infield single in the fifth inning. Taillon struck out four and walked a pair in the victory. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four out of his five starts and owns an impressive 2.08 ERA overall. The secondary numbers don’t really back him up, as he has an underwhelming 24/12 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings, but he should remain a useful starter in mixed leagues. The 25-year-old will square off against the Reds on the road next time out.
Apr 28 - 11:58 PM

Jameson Taillon surrendered four runs in 5 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

He was unscored-upon through the first five innings but came unraveled in the sixth. He was charged with four of the five runs the Yankees put on the board in the frame. The big blow was a Starlin Castro three-run jack. Taillon allowed five hits and three walks while fanning four in the ballgame. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a stellar 2.13 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 10 walks in 25 1/3 innings through his first four starts of the campaign.
Apr 22 - 9:02 PM

Jameson Taillon turned in a strong effort in Sunday's win over the Cubs, allowing one unearned run on seven hits over seven innings.

Taillon was locked in a fun little pitching dual with Jon Lester in this one, as both pitchers held the respective opposition scoreless through the first six innings before the Cubs finally scored off Taillon on a Tommy La Stella double with one out in the seventh inning. The Pirates would come back to take the lead in the eighth to flip an impending loss over to a win. Through three starts, the 25-year-old right-hander is pitching to a crisp 0.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio. Next up on Taillon's schedule, a home showdown with the Yankees.
Apr 16 - 5:30 PM

Jameson Taillon limited the Reds to two runs across six innings of work in Tuesday’s no-decision.

Adam Duvall cranked a long home run off of Taillon, but the right-hander held things together pretty well otherwise. He permitted just four hits, walked one and notched four strikeouts. Taillon had thrown just 82 pitches through his six frames, but he was pitch-hit for in the bottom of the sixth. It’s a second straight nice outing for Taillon, who shut out the Red Sox over seven frames at Fenway last week. He’ll have a tough matchup at Wrigley this weekend.
Apr 12 - 12:24 AM

Jameson Taillon shut out the Red Sox for seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Taillon allowed five hits, walked three and struck out six. The Pirates were certainly pleased that he opted out of pitching for Team Canada in the WBC, particularly given his injury history. He should be one of the NL's better pitchers if he can stay healthy this year.
Apr 5 - 11:34 PM

Jameson Taillon pitched four innings of one-run ball Wednesday against the Orioles.

Taillon would have been a lot to help to Canada in the WBC, but it was the right call for him to skip the tournament. He's allowed three runs in eight innings this spring.
Mar 15 - 4:09 PM

Jameson Taillon retired all six Yankees he faced in his start Sunday.

It was surprising to see Taillon removed after two quick innings, but the Pirates wanted to see some others and had Taillon throw a simulated frame afterwards. They'll continue to handle Taillon carefully all season long, but probably not quite as carefully as last year, when he was limited to 166 innings.
Mar 5 - 4:49 PM

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