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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Jameson Taillon has started throwing program

By on 11/04/2014 10:30:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates head into the off season after a successful 88-win season and an appearance in the National League Wild Card game. At 10th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and eighth in ERA, the Pirates have plenty to build on. One young player who could have an impact at some point next season is pitcher Jameson Taillon, who has started a throwing program following elbow surgery in April.

Taillon, a top prospect who many thought would make a push for a spot on the Pirates roster this past season, needed season ending surgery in April. He had Tommy John surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Rob Biertempfel, who covers the Pirates for, tweeted the following on Taillon's status.
Taillon went 5-10 with a 3.73 ERA in 26 Minor League games in 2013. In 147 1/3 innings, he allowed 143 hits, walked 52 and struck out 143. The 21-year old from Lakeland, Florida, has a career Minor League record of 16-21 with a 3.72 ERA.

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