Jameson Taillon underwent surgery for suspected testicular cancer

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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: