Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon is looking forward to getting back on the field. He's so excited, in fact, that he's been throwing balls off the side of his house in Pittsburgh -- it seems the lack of baseball may have gotten to the Pirates right hander. While it's great to see Taillon back in Pittsburgh, maybe he should go to a field in order to get his throws in.
Taillon is recovering from Tommy John surgery that took place last August, and likely won't play this season. He's targeting a 2021 return date.
After being selected second overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, Taillon has been unlucky with injuries so far in his career. He previously had Tommy John surgery in 2014. In 2017, he missed time after having a cancerous growth on his testicle removed. This injury is only the latest in a series of unfortunate events for the pitcher.
When Taillon has been on the mound, he's shown signs of promise. 2018 was a huge success for Taillon, posting a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts. He just hasn't been on the mound enough since then in order to build off of it.
If Taillon can stay on the field and avoid injuries moving forward, he's sure to have a successful career ahead of him.