New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon could be back sooner than expected from right ankle surgery.
Taillon has been detailing his rehab on social media and posted a short video of his latest progression to his Twitter account on Friday. Just two months and a week post-surgery, Tallion has resumed throwing bullpens from flat ground.
In his latest video clip, Taillon fired a pitch into a net at an indoor facility while including a message that was indicator of how good he feels:
Pain free tossing! Lots and lots of work to get to this point, and even more work ahead to get to where we need to be!! Excited for every step of the journey pic.twitter.com/CHC24CWhNp
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon50) January 7, 2022
Taillon, 30, had surgery on Oct. 28 to repair a tore ankle tendon. He had been expected to be sidelined for the first weeks of the 2022 season if the lockout ends in time for it to start on schedule, but a quicker recovery has been a possibility.
Once Taillon is healthy, he’s expected to be part of a projected Yankees’ rotation that includes Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Jordan Montgomery. Nestor Cortes and Domingo Germán are the top candidates for the other spot along with youngsters Clarke Schmidt and Luis Gil.