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Jameson Taillon Had Second Opinion; Now All Parties Quiet as Pirates Decide the Next Step

Jameson Taillon Had Second Opinion; Now All Parties Quiet as Pirates Decide the Next Step

A few weeks ago I reported that Jameson Taillon had been shut down due to elbow discomfort. Last week I reported that Taillon was going to seek a second opinion this Monday. Taillon did go for the second opinion on Monday, but didn't want to comment on the results today.

I don't want to speculate on the results of the second opinion. However, I will point out this is a change from the previous updates when Taillon was open to comment on his elbow, and on going to get the second opinion. This time he said he wasn't comfortable talking about it, noting that the team was currently deciding the best approach to take from here. He didn't say whether the second opinion confirmed the first one.

I reached out to Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington, who also didn't comment, saying that the team was still "working through the process" and would pass along information to the media "when the timing was appropriate." I should also point out that this is different from a few weeks ago, wh...

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