#Pittsburgh #Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon (TAY-own), today’s #MLBPlayers411 subject, was just three starts into his mission to build off a solid rookie campaign when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
But thanks to good medical care, a strong support system and a competitive nature the 25-year-old right-hander’s quest was only put on hold for a little over a month. Jameson returned to the mound on Monday June 12, giving up just five hits and no runs over five strong innings in a 7-2 win over the #Rockies. He threw 82 pitches and hit 97 mph multiple times to put an exclamation point on his return. “I've had a lot of time to think," Taillon told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before his comeback performance. “It's pretty natural to ask something like, ‘Why me?’ Almost in a selfish way. ‘Why did this have to happen to me? Other stuff has happened too. I deserve a break.’ But life doesn't really care what's happened to you.” To read more about Jameson’s story, as well as his return to baseball, visit http://bit.ly/2t6DKYW