Pirates’ Taillon undergoes surgery for suspected testicular cancer

Posted: 14/05/2017 in MLB, Sports
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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-hander Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday morning at the Allegheny General Hospital for suspected testicular cancer.

“We have told Jameson that our only priority is his health and well-being,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “His teammates, our coaches, baseball staff, and entire organization will support him in his recovery in every possible way and we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.”

Taillon alerted the team’s medical staff to an abnormality and was placed on the disabled list Saturday with groin discomfort.

The Pirates did not reveal a timeline for his return, and said the recommended treatment plan is pending further testing.

The 25-year-old was drafted second overall in 2010 behind Bryce Harper, and is in his second major-league season. He’s gone 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across six starts this year.


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