Pirates' Jameson Taillon has surgery for suspected testicular cancer

Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon had surgery Monday for suspected testicular cancer and will remain sidelined indefinitely.

Pirates announce Jameson Taillon was treated this morning at Allegheny General Hospital for suspected testicular cancer.

— Pirates (@Pirates) May 8, 2017

Taillon, 25, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday because of groin discomfort and reported an abnormality to the team, according to He shared this inspirational update in which he details the challenges he has conquered in the past and vows to use this latest setback as motivation:

— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) May 8, 2017

Taillon received plenty of support from his teammates and the Pittsburgh community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jameson Taillon for a speedy recovery. #SteelersNation is behind you.

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) 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 & prayers are with Jameson Taillon & the @Pirates organization as he works toward recovery.

The #Pitt family is behind you.

— Pitt Baseball (@Pitt_BASE) May 8, 2017

Taillon, the second overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, made his major-league debut last season, going 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 18 starts. This season, he is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in six starts.

We wish him a speedy and complete recovery.


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