Jameson Taillon Completes His First Day of Catch

Jameson Taillon just tweeted that he had his first day of catch today, throwing from 45 feet.

The normal progression for Tommy John surgery is to take four months off from throwing for rest and rehab purposes. We’re now¬†about four months beyond when Taillon had his surgery. The timeline for his eventual return is expected to be the same, with a return to full pitching possible by Spring Training next year.

Taillon went down with an elbow injury during Spring Training this year, and had Tommy John surgery during the first week of April.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • deacs

    What’s he expected to do in the fall?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.prough.3 Andy Prough

    Man, we are so lucky with the timeline on his injury. He misses one entire season, and ready to go for Spring Training next year. He could still potentially make the move to the majors by late next summer, depending on how he fares the first few months next season.

    If he had suffered the injury mid-season this year, then he would miss all the rest of this season, rehab until next summer, and then have to spend more time in the minors working his pitching back into shape. You probably wouldn’t see him in the majors until 2016 sometime.

    • jalcorn427

      Yep, seems like it is best to get it over with, rather than try rehab like Tanaka is doing.

  • moose7195

    I hope this news isn’t too well known, the Red Sox may want him too

  • jalcorn427

    Tim, any word on Clay Holmes, i imagine he’s slightly ahead of JT.

  • Kenny Moore

    Just heal up JT!