Jameson Taillon just told me that he will go for a second opinion on his right elbow on Monday. On Sunday, I reported that Taillon had some discomfort in his elbow, but that the MRI showed there was no ligament damage. He was seeking a second opinion, and was set to be shut down for two weeks before re-evaluating the injury.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles will give the second opinion. Dr. ElAttrache was profiled by Will Carroll in this article at Baseball Prospectus.
Taillon said that the plan is still to take two weeks off, then do another re-evaluation to see if he is ready.
"We'll just listen to it, and whenever the elbow says it's ready to go, we'll ramp it up," Taillon said....
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