Phil Irwin Replaces Jameson Taillon in AFL After Injury

Jameson Taillon is done with his time in the Arizona Fall League after one start.  The Bucs top prospect injured his groin in his one start with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Jonathan Mayo reported today that the Bucs decided to err on the side of caution and removed their 22-year old future stud from the Scorpions roster after he pitched two innings five days ago giving up an unearned run and striking out three.

The news that Phil Irwin will be replacing him on the roster is very refreshing for Pirates fans concerned about the guy with the greatest curveball we have witnessed in years.    Irwin missed most of the 2013 season after making a start at the big league level for the Bucs.


Irwin made the April 14 start against Cincy, but seemed nervous as hell and gave up four runs while getting only 14 outs.  The Pirates sent Irwin to AAA Indianapolis but he only made two more starts before being shut down.

The right hander had surgery on his ulnar nerve in his elbow in July.  How great is it to see him back on the bump three months later?

Kyle Stark was quoted in the story and the Taillon injury didn’t sound serious.


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