Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon will miss all of next season after undergoing flexor tendon and Tommy John surgeries in his pitching arm earlier this week.
The 27-year-old underwent a scheduled surgery to repair the flexor tendon on Tuesday in New York. During the operation, it was determined Taillon also needed surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The Pirates said Wednesday that Taillon is projected to return for the 2021 season.
It is the second time Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery. He also underwent the procedure in 2014.
Taillon was 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts this season. He last pitched for the Pirates on May 1.
Taillon is 29-24 with a 3.67 ERA in 82 starts for Pittsburgh over the past four seasons. He was the second overall selection of the 2010 draft.
--Field Level Media