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Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1:39 p.m.
 

SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Jameson Taillon, the Pirates' top pitcher prospect, has been shut down with a sore elbow and is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season at Triple-A Indianapolis.

After pitching in a minor league game Wednesday, Taillon awoke with pain in his elbow. He was examined by a team doctor and a MRI exam showed no ligament damage. Taillon will seek a second opinion this week.

“At this point in time, the ligament is intact,” general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday. “He's just got some discomfort in there. How quickly will it work itself out? We'll have a much clearer picture when he gets back from his second opinion. At this point, we feel positive he's just going to miss a little bit of time.”

Hungtington said he did not know which doctor Taillon has chosen for the second examination.

When Taillon was sent to minor league camp March 10, he was bothered by a finger blister on his pitching hand. A groin injury limited him to just one outing last year in the Arizona Fall League.

Indianapolis will open its season April 3 at Columbus.

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