Pirates pitcher Taillon has suspected testicular cancer

Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon underwent surgery to treat suspected testicular cancer Monday morning, according to an announcement from the club.

Taillon is just 25 years old, and Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted the recovery timeline is unclear for the time being.

Almost all men who are diagnosed with Stage 1 or Stage 2 testicular cancer survive, and many are able to undertake strenuous activity in three to four weeks depending on the course of treatment, said Dr. Benjamin Davies, a UPMC urologist who did not treat Taillon but spoke generally about testicular cancer. My journey hasn’t been the smoothest.

“As a naive little guy, I never realized that each person has a different path and journey along their way to accoplishing their goals”, he wrote.

Taillon had been placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday retroactive to Thursday upon notifying medical staff of discomfort in his groin area.

‘We have told Jameson that our only priority is his health and well-being. He missed the entire 2014 season due to a torn UCL, which led to Tommy John surgery, before being held out in 2015 as well due to the effects of a sports hernia. He debuted with the team last season, making 18 starts and going 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA. He aggravated the injury while trying to warm up for Friday’s Game 3. Collins said he expects Harvey’s agent, Scott Boras, to challenge the discipline. Lowry was injured in the third quarter of Game 2.

The Angels requested the MRI to “have a thumbprint moving forward” on the two-time AL MVP’s leg, Eppler said, and the images came back “clean and normal”.