TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Bucs' top pitching prospect shut down by soreness

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Ejections, heated moments mark Pirates’ win over Reds
  2. Starting 9: Examining Pirates’ deadline decisions
  3. Biertempfel: Players, MLB agree logic of season’s setup needs to be examined
  4. Pirates notebook: New acquisition Happ more than happy to fill spot in rotation
  5. Marte’s 2 fine defensive plays rescue Pirates in victory over Reds
  6. Pirates trade for Dodgers 1B/OF Morse, Mariners LHP Happ
  7. Pirates farmhand Suchy learns limits of his size, strength
  8. Reds solve Cole, stave off Pirates’ 9th-inning rally
  9. Hurdle: Soria likely to assume setup role with Watson
  10. Pirates place Burnett on 15-day disabled list
  11. Gameday: Pirates at Reds, Aug. 2, 2015