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Jameson Taillon’s pathology report came back positive for testicular cancer

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28: Jameson Taillon #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the third inning during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on April 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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Last week, Pirates starter Jameson Taillon underwent surgery for suspected testicular cancer. Those suspicions were correct, as Taillon’s pathology report came back positive for cancer, MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports.

Taillon will be reevaluated next week, but he has already been cleared for light baseball activities. There is still no timetable for Taillon’s return to game action.

Taillon, 25, put up a 3.31 ERA with a 30/13 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings over six starts before getting sidelined.

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