Baseball was the least of Jameson Taillon’s concern this week.
The pitcher, who is only 25-years-old, has undergone surgery and treatment for testicular cancer, the Pirates announced on Monday.
According to the Pirates, the doctor who performed the surgery was John C. Lyne. The surgery occurred over the weekend.
“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,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “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.”
Taillon was drafted by the Pirates with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft in the first round. The Pirates have placed him on the 10-day disabled list, listing him with groin discomfort, on Saturday. He will remain on the disabled list until further notice.
This season, Taillon has won two games and lost one. He has posted an ERA of 3.31 and an IP of 35.1.
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) May 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jameson Taillon and the Pirates organization.
Pittsburgh stands with you.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jameson Taillon for a speedy recovery. #SteelersNation is behind you.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 8, 2017
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