Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon treated for suspected testicular cancer
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon had surgery on Monday for suspected testicular cancer, the team announced.
The surgery was performed by Dr. John C. Lyne at Allegheny General Hospital. Taillon, 25, informed the Pirates and consulted with Lyne over the weekend. Further treatment will be determined after tests.
Taillon tweeted that the trails he’s faced have “added fuel to my burning fire, and inspired me to become even better.” He had Tommy John surgery and sports hernia surgery in the past.
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) May 8, 2017
“Jameson has again proven to us what a strong person he is by the way in which he has reacted to this development,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. “We are appreciative of Dr. Lyne and the staff at Allegheny General Hospital for their invaluable expertise and efforts in caring for Jameson. We have told Jameson that our only priority is his health and well-being.”
Taillon was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. In six starts, he is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings.