Tail­lon tests pos­i­tive for tes­tic­u­lar can­cer

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - PITTS­BURGH —

Tests on tis­sue re­moved from Pitts­burgh Pi­rates pitcher Jame­son Tail­lon last week con­firmed he is deal­ing with tes­tic­u­lar can­cer. Pi­rates trainer Todd Tom­czyk said Wed­nes­day that Tail­lon, 25, will be re-eval­u­ated next week be­fore de­cid­ing the next course of treat­ment. Tail­lon, who is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in six starts for the Na­tional League base­ball Pi­rates, has been cleared to play catch and do light car­dio but re­mains out in­def­i­nitely pend­ing the out­come of fur­ther test re­sults.

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