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Pirates' Taillon 'different person' after cancer surgery

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Jameson Taillon never allowed himself much time to think about his bout with testicular cancer last season.

The Pittsburgh pitcher's focus from nearly the moment he received the diagnosis in early May was to return to the mound as quickly as possible. Just five weeks later, he was activated from the disabled list and pitched five scoreless innings to beat the visiting Colorado Rockies.

"The best-case scenario is that it happened during the season," Taillon said. "I had my teammates for support, and I had a goal of returning to help the team to serve as a distraction."

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.279
HR: A. McCutchen28
RBI: J. Bell90
SB: S. Marte21
W: G. Cole12
ERA: I. Nova4.14
Saves: F. Rivero21
K: G. Cole196
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (27)
Runs: 668 (28)
Hits: 1331 (26)
Home Runs: 151 (29)
Stolen Bases: 67 (22)
OBP: .318 (21)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 2105 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.22 (13)
Runs Allowed: 731 (13)
Saves: 36 (20)
Strikeouts: 1262 (19)
OpBA: .264 (23)
OBP: .330 (17)
SLG: .431 (14)
Run Support: 4.17 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/21 M. Saunders Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/20 B. Brentz Traded Boston (for cash considerations)
2/20 N. Burdi Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/6 D. Nava Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/31 J. Smoker Traded NY Mets (for LHP Daniel Zamora)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/20 N. Burdi Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/16 S. Marte Left shoulder, finger (day-to-day)
9/16 I. Nova Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/13 D. Nava off 60-day DL
9/3 J. Harrison off 60-day DL
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