Pirates prospect Taillon to have Tommy John surgery

The Sports NetworkApril 6, 2014 

Jameson Taillon, one of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospects, has an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future.

Taillon, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, will need 12-18 months to recover from the surgery.

"Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. I'm really blessed to have so many people that genuinely care about me! Going to be stronger," Taillon wrote on his Twitter page.

The 22-year-old from Lakeland, Florida reached as high as Triple-A last year and has pitched to a 3.72 ERA over his three minor league seasons.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service