Taillon (elbow) was playing catch from about 90 feet Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon will throw again Wednesday before resting Thursday, and he is expected to resume throwing everyday from that point. The 27-year-old has been on the injured list since early May with the flexor strain in his right elbow and still has significant work to do before making his way back to the majors.
Taillon (elbow) threw lightly in the outfield for the first time in over one month Sunday, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates remain cautiously optimistic with Taillon, though the pitcher has a long road to recovery. "We still are optimistic, but the body hasn't recovered the way we hoped," Huntington said. "These last couple of weeks there's been some steady progression. We'll get him out and throwing, see how the arm responds. Hopefully, as he's feeling now, we'll continue to build good day upon good day." Unless Taillon makes some large strides in a short period of time, he may not have enough time to make a sizable impact in the second half. Huntington noted that the longer a pitcher is down, the longer his recovery period is once he's healthy enough to resume throwing.
Taillon (elbow) will play catch Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon was originally supposed to play catch last weekend and was later expected to throw Thursday or Friday, but he'll fall slightly behind that schedule again. He's expected to play catch for up to two weeks before a decision is made about his next steps.
Taillon (elbow) will start playing catch Thursday or Friday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Reports last week suggested that Taillon would begin throwing over the weekend, but he'll wind up just a few days behind that schedule. He'll play catch for 10-to-14 days before being reevaluated to determined whether he can increase the intensity of his throwing.
Taillon (elbow) will play catch this weekend in Milwaukee, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
This is an encouraging development for Taillon, as the right-hander has been shut down from throwing since landing on the injured list at the beginning of May. The Pirates will determine the next step in his rehab depending on how he responds to his throwing program. The team believes surgery is an option if Taillon still feels pain after he resumes throwing.
Taillon's (elbow) outlook for the rest of the season will come into clearer focus when he attempts to throw in the next week or two, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Director of medicine Todd Tomczyk said that some sort of surgery might become necessary if Taillon feels pain after he throws. "We might have to go in another direction," Tomczyk noted. The team remains cautious with its best starting pitcher, especially since Taillon has already had Tommy John surgery in his past. "It's going to start out probably at 60 feet, real light tossing," Taillon said of his throwing program. "Then you just go from there and let your body speak." The right-hander is still bothered by the elbow discomfort he first experienced in spring training.
Taillon (elbow) is 10-to-14 days away from resuming a throwing program, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Taillon has been rehabbing at the team's spring training facilities in Bradenton. While he's been increasing his range-of-motion exercises, the right-hander will remain without a timetable for his return until he resumes a throwing program.
Taillon (elbow) is increasing his range-of-motion exercises, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
While this is an encouraging sign for the right-hander, who has been on the shelf since the beginning of May with a flexor tendon strain, he still remains without a timetable to resume throwing. Until he picks up a throwing program, Taillon likely won't have a firm recovery timeline.
Taillon (elbow) has yet to begin a throwing program, though he has resumed baseball activities, 93.7 The Fan reports.
General manager Neal Huntington said Taillon is feeling better but is still "a ways away, unfortunately." The team had hoped the right-hander would begin throwing after four weeks, but he continues to rest his forearm and elbow. Taillon hasn't pitched since May 1, when he beat the Rangers in Texas.
Taillon (elbow) said Monday that he won't begin a throwing program for at least two more weeks, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection to address his strained right elbow, so he'll continue to rest until mid-June while waiting for the shot to take effect. Assuming the injection yields the desired results, Taillon will presumably be eased slowly into a throwing program, which would initially consist of long-toss sessions from flat ground. The Pirates likely won't have a clear target date for when Taillon might return from the 60-day injured list until he completes a simulated game without discomfort.
Taillon (elbow) was shifted to the 60-day injured list Monday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The right-hander was placed on the 60-day injured list to make room for Jake Elmore on the 40-man roster. Taillon won't be eligible to return until the beginning of July following this latest move.
Taillon underwent a second opinion on his right elbow earlier this week, which confirmed a previous diagnosis of a flexor strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Though doctors have confirmed that Taillon isn't dealing with a tear of his surgically repaired elbow, he'll be subject to a no-throw program for at least four weeks while he waits for the soreness to subside. Since Taillon would likely require a rehab start or two before returning from the 10-day injured list, it's probably safe to rule him out through at least mid-June. Long relievers Nick Kingham and Steven Brault entered the rotation this week, but one of the two will presumably head back to the bullpen when Chris Archer (thumb) returns from the IL later this month.
Taillon will get a second opinion on his elbow next week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
An MRI revealed that Taillon's surgically repaired UCL remains intact, but he was designated with a flexor strain and won't throw for at least four weeks. His absence could be even longer if he receives bad news from Dr. David Altchek, who performed Taillon's Tommy John surgery back in 2014.
Taillon (elbow) won't throw for at least four weeks, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon was diagnosed with a flexor strain and placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. His absence won't be a short one, as he'll still need to build his arm strength back up following the shutdown period. He appears to be looking at a mid-June return at the absolute earliest. The Pirates have yet to announce who will take his spot in the rotation.
Taillon was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow flexor strain Saturday.
The severity of the issue and Taillon's expected return date are not yet clear. Tyler Lyons' contract was selected in a corresponding move, though the Pirates have yet to indicate who will take Taillon's spot in the rotation.
Taillon (2-3) allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks across 6.1 innings in a victory against the Rangers on Wednesday.
He allowed his seventh unearned run in the last five starts and gave up two homers for the first time in a start this year, but Taillon earned a much-needed victory. Taillon has been a bit disappointing to open the year, going 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 37.1 innings through seven starts. However, his 1.13 WHIP and .231 batting average against are probably better indicators of how he's thrown the ball this year. He is scheduled to face the Rangers again in his next start at home next week.
Taillon (1-3) allowed five runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks across five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
The right-hander struggled right at the start of the game, giving up two runs in the first inning. He faced the minimum in the second and third, but again Taillon ran into trouble during the fourth and fifth frames. It's been a disappointing April for Taillon, who was expected to become a true ace in 2019. He is 1-3 with a 4.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 31 innings this season. His next scheduled start is on the road against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Taillon (1-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 3-1 rain-shortened victory over the Giants, giving up one run on four hits and a walk over five innings while striking out three.
Inclement weather caused the game to be called after five full innings, putting Taillon's win in the books. The right-hander threw 56 of 79 pitches for strikes in the strong effort, and he'll carry a 3.12 ERA and 20:6 K:BB over 26 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against Arizona.
Taillon allowed three runs in six innings Sunday but wasn't involved in the decision against the Nationals. He gave up seven hits and one walk, striking out four.
He's yet to record a win after four starts, but he's thrown fairly well with a 3.43 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 21 innings. Taillon has already permitted more unearned runs (six) than in his entire career (five) prior to 2019. Accordingly, team defense is a sticking point and doesn't figure to improve any time soon. Taillon threw only 80 pitches Sunday. The team might have limited his work due the batted ball he took to the head in Chicago on Monday. There was no postgame report of injury, however. He's set to face the Giants at PNC Park on Saturday.
Taillon (head) threw from flat ground Wednesday and is on track to start Sunday against the Nationals, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Taillon was struck on the head by an Anthony Rizzo line drive during his most recent start, but he's shown no signs of a concussion and remains on track to make his next start on schedule. Through three starts this season, the right-hander owns a 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB in 15 innings.
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