The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Jameson Taillon underwent surgery this morning at Allegheny General Hospital for suspected testicular cancer.
Taillon alerted the Pirates’ medical staff of an abnormality, then consulted with Dr. John C Lyne over the weekend. Dr. Lyne performed the surgery this morning. Neal Huntington issued the following statement:
“Jameson has again proven to us what a strong person he is by the way in which he has reacted to this development. We are appreciative of Dr. Lyne and the staff at Allegheny General Hospital for their invaluable expertise and efforts in caring for Jameson,” said Huntington. “We have told Jameson that our only priority is his health and well-being. His teammates, our coaches, baseball staff and entire organization will support him in his recovery in every possible way and we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.”
The recommended treatment plan is pending further testing. The Pirates will have an update on Taillon’s return to playing time “as appropriate.”
We here at Pirates Prospects wish Jameson a full and speedy recovery.
UPDATE: Taillon issued the following statement on Twitter:
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) May 8, 2017