Another Successful Rehab Outing for Jameson Taillon

Jameson Taillon threw 61 pitches over four innings without issue in another rehab appearance in extended spring training Saturday, the organization announced Sunday. Taillon continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery last April.

General manager Neal Huntington said everything went well with Taillon’s outing and indicated the rehab process is going well overall.

“He feels great,” Huntington said. “He’d love nothing more than for us to ramp it up but yet he understands this is a long-term process and a long-term vision with him.”

Taillon, the No. 2 overall pick behind Bryce Harper in the 2010 draft, is yet to pitch in a live game this season. That may not be far away for too much longer, though.

“He’s getting closer to pitching under the lights,” Huntington said.

  • What team will he pitch for when he’s finally ready for game action?

  • Thought he would be at 5 innings at this point. Is it more about pitch count?

  • Let’s hope that command is there after TJ.

  • Nate: Thanks for the update. We are all supportive of doing what is best for the player/pitcher rehabbing from injury. However, this seems to be dragging on into 14 or 15 months, and he has yet to pitch competitively. Is there an average number of months for an injury such as this? FanGraphs has an angle on just about everything else; I wonder if they have a line on this?

    Also, after seeing how he feels after the 4 innings is it possible they will share any information such as velocity, types of pitches thrown, what worked/what did not? Burnett cruising through 5 and Sean Rod with a great diving catch – definitely a highlight.

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