Jameson Taillon

#50 SP / N.Y. Yankees / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 230 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Strikes out seven in debut

      Jameson Taillon allowed two runs on three hits while striking out seven across 4.2 innings in Wednesday's game against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.Taillon was once considered the next big pitching prospect for the Pirates before two Tommy John surgeries and a run-in with testicular cancer halted his career progression. Finally healthy once again, everyone was intrigued to see how the 29-year-old would bounce back in his return to the mound, and he did not disappoint. Taillon didn't allow a baserunner through three innings but was punished in the fourth when he allowed two solo home runs in a span of three hitters. He ultimately was pulled after 74 pitches -- no surprise, as manager Aaron Boone said before the season that the team would be cautious with his workload early on. Taillon would've had a phenomenal outing if not for the two home runs allowed; however, he did record his final six outs via strikeout and did not issue any walks. He's expected to make his next appearance Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Won't debut until April 7

      Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Jameson Taillon won't start until the New York Yankees' sixth game of the season April 7 against the Orioles, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.Taillon will head into Opening Day as the team's nominal fifth starter, with Boone noting that he wants to "slow play" the right-hander as he returns from his second career Tommy John procedure, which he underwent in August 2019. Expect the Yankees to monitor Taillon's workload carefully to begin the season, while also building in extra days of rest for the 29-year-old whenever possible. Taillon has allowed only one run while striking out 14 over 8.1 innings this spring, but he's also walked four while yielding a .257 batting average against.

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Strong start to spring

      Through four Grapefruit League appearances, Jameson Taillon has given up one run on nine hits and four walks while striking out 14 in 8.1 innings.The New York Yankees haven't asked Taillon to cover any more than 2.2 innings in any of his four spring outings, but the right-hander has looked good thus far in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Expect New York to exercise some caution with Taillon's pitch and innings counts early on during the regular season, but the 29-year-old should get a longer leash as the campaign rolls along. He's projected to open the season as the Yankees' No. 3 starter.

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Solid in second spring outing

      Jameson Taillon started and tossed two scoreless innings against the Pirates in Saturday's Grapefruit League game, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out four.Taillon was originally scheduled to pitch behind Gerrit Cole in the exhibition contest, but the New York Yankees instead opted to have Cole throwing a live batting practice session in Tampa while Taillon got the start against Pittsburgh. Taillon breezed through the first inning before allowing a pair of singles and a walk in the second frame, but he was able to escape without allowing any runs thanks to an inning-ending strikeout. The right-hander has now completed three scoreless innings this spring as he ramps up for the third-starter spot in the Yankees' regular-season rotation.

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Faces hitters Wednesday

      Jameson Taillon (elbow) tossed a live batting practice session Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.Taillon's ability to face hitters this early in spring training would seem to suggest that the New York Yankees are confident that he's made a full recovery from the May 2019 Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for the entire 2020 campaign, his final season in Pittsburgh. After surrendering a quartet of prospects to acquire him in January, the Yankees are counting on a healthy Taillon to re-emerge as a reliable No. 2 or 3 starter behind his former Pirates rotation mate, staff ace Gerrit Cole. Expect the Yankees to use Taillon judiciously in games during the Grapefruit League slate, but he should be ready to handle a 75-to-100-pitch workload in starts by the beginning of the regular season in April.

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      Yankees' Jameson Taillon: Shipped to Yankees

      Jameson Taillon (elbow) was traded from the Pirates to the New York Yankees on Sunday in exchange for prospects Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikol Escotto and Canaan Smith, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.Trade talks surrounding the 29-year-old began to intensify Saturday, and it didn't take long for the two sides to come to terms on a trade. Taillon didn't pitch last season while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery in May 2019, but he delivered a 3.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 179:46 K:BB over 191 innings during the 2018 campaign. The right-hander is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season and should slot into the middle of New York's starting rotation.

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      Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Reaches deal with Buccos

      Jameson Taillon (elbow) signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.The 29-year-old sat out the entirety of the 2020 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, so he agreed to the same $2.25 million figure from last year. Taillon underwent the procedure in August 2019 and was throwing live batting practice during the 2020 campaign, so he should be ready for the start of spring training in February. His last full season came in 2018, when he posted a 3.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 179:46 K:BB over 191 innings.

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      Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Tosses 25 pitches

      Jameson Taillon (elbow) threw 25 pitches at the Pittsburgh Pirates' alternate training site Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.Taillon isn't expected to return to game action before the 2021 season as he continues to recover from his second Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has appeared to shorten his arm action recently, creating optimism that he could still pitch for the Pirates following his return to full health.

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      Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Throwing at alternate site

      Jameson Taillon (elbow) will throw live batting practice Wednesday at the alternate site in Altoona, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.Former Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik, now of FiveThirtyEight, retweeted a video that Taillon posted, noting that he has shortened his arm action, similar to what Lucas Giolito and many Cleveland pitchers have done in recent years. This may provide optimism that Taillon can be the rare pitcher who successfully recovers from two Tommy John surgeries. He is not expected back until the 2021 season.

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      Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Will take 40th spot

      Jameson Taillon (elbow), who will not pitch in the majors in 2020, will attend camp in Pittsburgh as part of his rehabilitation, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.He'll take the spot of Edgar Santana, who was suspended for 80 games due to PED usage. The move will allow Taillon to continue working with the medical staff in Pittsburgh. In an effort to better maintain his health following a second Tommy John surgery, the righty has made several mechanical adjustments. He's shortened his arm action in his throwing motion and is keeping the ball closer to his body, moves intended to put less stress on his arm and elbow.