Jameson Taillon, recovering from Tommy John surgery, continues progressing through his rehab work. The Pirates are taking things slow with the right-hander, keeping him on a schedule that sees him pitch on Tuesdays and Fridays only. In my last update, I noted that Taillon was at 25 pitches, and would be increasing that workload soon. Yesterday he threw a bullpen session that lasted 30-31 pitches. His normal full-length bullpen sessions go 35-40 pitches.
Taillon said the bullpen session yesterday was good. He will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday, and then depending on how he feels after that, he is hoping to face live hitters by the end of next week. As for the Tuesday/Friday schedule, he will remain on that plan the whole way through camp until he gets to the point where he can get into games. At that time, he will switch over to a normal five-day schedule.