Jameson Taillon took another step forward in his recovery from Tommy John surgery with another outing in extended spring training Monday in Bradenton. Clint Hurdle offered a positive update this afternoon.
“[Taillon] threw 47 pitches in four innings without problem, without incident,” Hurdle said. “So everything went well.”
The No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 Draft, Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2014 and is in the midst of a 12- to 18-month recovery period. The Pirates have not said how long Taillon will continue his rehabilitation stint in extended spring training, but Neal Huntington says the organization has a plan for the right-hander that will remain private to the club.
Taillon was ranked as baseball’s No. 28 prospect entering the 2015 season by MLB Pipeline and the Pirates’ second-best prospect behind Tyler Glasnow.