Jameson Taillon Underwent Surgery for Suspected Testicular Cancer

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 03: Jameson Taillon #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 3, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday for suspected testicular cancer and provided a statement from general manager Neal Huntington:

The Pirates previously announced Taillon was placed on the 10-day disabled list with groin discomfort. Taillon released a statement regarding the news: 

Taillon is just 25 years old, and Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted the recovery timeline is unclear for the time being.

The right-hander has made six starts this season and sports a 3.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. Pittsburgh selected Josh Lindblom's contract from AAA when it placed Taillon on the disabled list.

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