The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon will miss the entire 2020 season after undergoing flexor tendon repair surgery yesterday. During the surgery, it was determined that Taillon needed right elbow UCL revision surgery. That’s is more commonly known as Tommy John surgery.
The initial surgery would have cost Taillon the start of the 2020 season, but the additional Tommy John surgery, which is the second one for him, will keep him out for the entire season. Taillon is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
The 27-year-old Taillon made seven starts this season, posting a 4.10 ERA in 37.1 innings, with 30 strikeouts and a 1.13 WHIP.