The Pittsburgh Pirates have been taking a slow and steady approach in bringing Jameson Taillon back from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has been throwing live batting practice recently, and as I reported two weeks ago, he is starting to transition from pitching two days a week to a normal five-day schedule. He's not yet pitching in games, but Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington said that he's making "great progress."
"[Taillon is] building on several good days and facing hitters and we look forward to him getting able to face some other color uniforms here soon than later," Huntington said. "But we’re working through a very slow and very conservative progression because of our belief in what it takes to come back from Tommy John. Some scientifically proven, some ane...
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