Jameson Taillon returned to the mound just three weeks after having surgery to for testicular cancer. Three weeks after having surgery for testicular cancer, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon returned to the mound. Taillon got the start for the Double-A Altoona Curve, and didn’t miss a beat.
Memorial Day typically is the first valid measuring stick for the direction of an MLB team's season. And let's just say the Mets will not be receiving rave reviews come Monday. Even with an 8-1 win on Friday in Pittsburgh behind a two-homer, four-RBI game from Neil Walker and Jacob deGrom becoming the first starting pitcher with the Mets to exceed seven innings this season, the team possesses an unsightly 20-26 record and has spotted the Nationals a 7½-game lead in the NL East. If you want the glass-half-full prognosis, Yoenis Cespedes began a rehab assignment on Friday with Class A St. Lucie, going 0-for-2 with a walk and playing six innings in left field, and Steven Matz and Seth Lugo make
ESPN.com news services Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was carted off the field Monday with an apparent ankle injury after making contact with the right-field wall at PNC Park in foul territory. Polanco's ankle appeared to get caught under the bottom of the fence. Jose Osuna replaced Polanco in right field for the Pirates in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Polanco was 1-for-2 in Monday's game before exiting with his injury. He is batting .269 with three home runs and 11 RBIs this season. He was just activated from the disabled list last Thursday after being sidelined for 10 games with a left hamstring injury.