News: Taillon allowed two runs in six innings in a minor-league game at Pirate City on Sunday, Pirates Prospects reports. "I feel really good; I feel healthier than I did last year," Taillon said. "I feel fresher, stronger, more athletic. I'm ready to go."
Impact: Taillon, who will throw a scaled back start later this week to stay sharp, has registered a 3.65 ERA in 12.1 spring innings, including a 10:4 K:BB. He worked on his two changeup grips Sunday. "I'm lucky I have a feel for both. I can go back and forth," Taillon said. "If I'm throwing 80 percent four seams one day, my two seam doesn't feel good, I can throw 80 percent four-seam changeups that day." After missing all of 2014 and 2015, the righty threw a combined 165.2 innings split between the minors and majors last season. As a result, he shouldn't face an innings restriction in 2017.