BRADENTON, Fla. - Jameson Taillon sat in Clint Hurdle's office early Monday morning, receiving some expected news. The Pirates' starting pitching prospect had been cut from big league camp, sent to the minors where he would pitch out of the Indianapolis rotation. After receiving this news, Taillon had a thought and a goal going forward.
"That's the last time I ever have to sit in the office and be sent back down."
Taillon knew this would happen. He hasn't pitched in an official game in two years, and his work during that time has been limited to rehab appearances in extended Spring Training games, plus several starts during the Fall Instructional League in 2015. The Pirates made it clear to him that he would open the season in Triple-A, getting re-acclimated to upper level hitting. A...
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