PITTSBURGH — Last weekend in Cincinnati, Jameson Taillon felt something odd the night before his scheduled start against the Reds.
Taillon brought it to the attention of the team’s medical staff, who quickly determined that he needed to have surgery to treat testicular cancer.
“It happened fast,” Taillon said Friday afternoon while speaking publicly for the fist time since his treatment. “It happened within two days of even feeling anything. One of our doctors pulled me into a conference room. I felt like I was in a movie or something. I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience.”
Of course, Taillon, just 25, is no stranger to bad medical news. In his short career he’s taken a line drive off the head and had elbow and sports hernia surgeries that each cost him an entire sea...
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