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Pirates Righty Jameson Taillon Treated for Suspected Testicular Cancer

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Awful – but hopeful – news out of Pittsburgh today, as young Pirates righty Jameson Taillon is recovering after surgery for suspected testicular cancer.

The Pirates and Taillon posted about the surgery, which came as a surprise to the outside world:

First and foremost, positive vibes go out to Taillon in his recovery. Hopefully it was a totally successful surgery, and the rehab is quick and relatively painless. This is a reminder to all men out there: check yourself for lumps regularly. There’s no reason not to.

Setting that aside, there are baseball implications here, and we do have to mention them. The Cubs find themselves in a tight NL Central race, and the Pirates – together with literally every other club to this point – are as viable a contender as any other team. They are currently already dealing with the loss of Starling Marte for half of the season due to a PED suspension, and being without Taillon for a long period of time will sting.


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The current timetable for Taillon’s recovery and return has not been announced, and, in all reality, is probably not known until further testing can be done.

The 25-year-old righty currently has a 3.31 ERA on the season, and had cemented himself as an important part of the rotation. Again: the best wishes to Taillon in his recovery, and may he be back out there and healthy soon.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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