Taillon Out for 2020

Pirates pitcher will have Tommy John Surgery

Jeff Hathhorn
August 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – He was to be the ace of the Pirates staff this year and made only 7 starts before leaving with elbow pain.  Now, Jameson Taillon won’t only miss the rest of this year, but all of next season.

The Pirates announcing Wednesday afternoon that the 27-year-old righty will have Tommy John surgery for a second time in his career, ending thoughts for a comeback next year.

A first round pick of the Bucs in 2010, Taillon has made 82 career starts with 29 wins and a 3.67 ERA.  Taillon is coming off career highs in wins, innings and strikeouts last season.

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