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Sunday, January 26, 2020

‘There are better things to come:’ Canada’s Taillon upbeat during Tommy John rehab

Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries.

The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. He’s also undergone surgeries to repair a sport hernia and remove cancerous tissue from his scrotum.

“I guess rehab is in my blood now,” Taillon said.

Yet Taillon continues to be upbeat while the midst of his latest rehab. He underwent his latest Tommy John procedure in August that will cause him to miss the 2020 season.

A few words on someone ready to spend this year on the sidelines.

QLE Posted: January 26, 2020 at 12:57 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jameson taillon, tommy john surgery

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   1. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 26, 2020 at 07:23 AM (#5919321)
Taillon's going to have a more pleasant year than most of his teammates, or the team's fans. Even in the way of NRI's they've added very little to last year's bad team.
   2. Sunday silence Posted: January 26, 2020 at 12:40 PM (#5919347)
I thought he was now playing for Team Canada or something.
   3. Brian Posted: January 26, 2020 at 03:09 PM (#5919379)
How is Taillon Canadian? Born in Florida, high school in Texas, played for the USA 18U team?
   4. Banta Posted: January 26, 2020 at 04:57 PM (#5919406)
From TFA:

The 28-year-old Taillon, who pitched for Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, began a throwing program Monday in his hometown of Houston, playing catch from 60 feet.


And wiki:

As he was born in Florida and his parents were born in Canada, Taillon is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.


Frackin' snowbirds, I assume! November 18th (Taillon's birthday) is a little early to head south, but close enough to raise my eyebrow slightly.
   5. crict Posted: January 26, 2020 at 08:25 PM (#5919440)
From this old article:

Christie and Mike [Taillon] both attended the University of Toronto, met, fell in love, graduated and life happened. They wed in 1978 and Mike answered a job application in a local paper looking for MBA grads. Two spots were open and American International Group hired him, asking him to go Chicago for 18 months, which turned into four years.

They then returned to Canada, living in Burlington for four years until 1985.

Again, work with AIG took the family south and Jamo was born in Lakeland, Fla., while the Taillon’s lived in nearby Winter Haven.

“My son has Canadian citizenship, all our children do,” Mike said. “For Christie and I, that’s their history. My dad is in Cornwall, both our families are in Canada.

“We still love Canada. It’s where we were born and raised. We wanted to give all our children the option when they became adults to consider Canada home.”
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 26, 2020 at 11:25 PM (#5919466)
After 2 TJS, a hernia and (far scarier) cancer, I certainly hope better things are on Taillon's horizon. On the plus side, $2.25 in his first arb year, about $2 M in earning before that and a $6.5 M signing bonus (plus health care, pension and any other MLBPA benefits) and at least he and his family don't have to worry about money.

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