Pirates starter Jameson Taillon underwent surgery for testicular cancer on Monday morning at Allegheny General Hospital, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. There is no timeline for his return yet.
Taillon, 25, went on the disabled list on Saturday with groin discomfort. He’s carrying a 3.31 ERA through his first six starts. Trevor Williams has taken Taillon’s spot in the rotation.
Obviously, baseball takes a back seat for something like this. We’re certainly hoping for the best for Taillon.
Taillon released a statement on Twitter:
Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.
Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.