Jameson Taillon Expected to Return to Pirates Monday After Cancer Surgery

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 03: Jameson Taillon #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 3, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Pirates 7-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Jameson Taillon is expected to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation Monday, just over one month after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer May 8.        

MLB.com's Adam Berry reported Taillon's return for Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. 

Taillon addressed the media about his impending return prior to the Pirates' game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, via Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On May 6, the Pirates announced they had placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to May 4) because of groin discomfort. Berry reported Taillon's pathology report came back positive for testicular cancer after he underwent surgery. 

The 25-year-old's last start prior to going on the DL came on May 3. He's 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35.1 innings this season.