|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||11/18/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 230 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 1|
Taillon (elbow) was playing catch from about 90 feet Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon will throw again Wednesday before resting Thursday, and he is expected to resume throwing everyday from that point. The 27-year-old has been on the injured list since early May with the flexor strain in his right elbow and still has significant work to do before making his way back to the majors.
Taillon (elbow) threw lightly in the outfield for the first time in over one month Sunday, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates remain cautiously optimistic with Taillon, though the pitcher has a long road to recovery. "We still are optimistic, but the body hasn't recovered the way we hoped," Huntington said. "These last couple of weeks there's been some steady progression. We'll get him out and throwing, see how the arm responds. Hopefully, as he's feeling now, we'll continue to build good day upon good day." Unless Taillon makes some large strides in a short period of time, he may not have enough time to make a sizable impact in the second half. Huntington noted that the longer a pitcher is down, the longer his recovery period is once he's healthy enough to resume throwing.
Taillon (elbow) will play catch Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Taillon was originally supposed to play catch last weekend and was later expected to throw Thursday or Friday, but he'll fall slightly behind that schedule again. He's expected to play catch for up to two weeks before a decision is made about his next steps.
Taillon (elbow) will start playing catch Thursday or Friday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Reports last week suggested that Taillon would begin throwing over the weekend, but he'll wind up just a few days behind that schedule. He'll play catch for 10-to-14 days before being reevaluated to determined whether he can increase the intensity of his throwing.