Pirates send Taillon to DL with groin discomfort
PITTSBURGH (AP) Jameson Taillon has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates with groin discomfort.
The team announced the move Saturday, retroactive to Thursday.
The 25-year-old had his worst start of the season Wednesday at Cincinnati, allowing six runs in five innings in a loss. He is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in six starts. The hard-throwing right-hander made his major league debut last season and went 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 18 starts.
Pittsburgh says this injury is not related to the hernia surgery he had in 2015 while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
The Pirates called up right-hander Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Indianapolis, where he was 0-2 with a 2.50 ERA in five games, including four starts.
Taillon was scheduled to start Monday night against the Dodgers at Los Angeles. The Pirates did not immediately announce a replacement.
Taillon was the second pick in the 2010 draft, right after the Washington Nationals chose outfielder Bryce Harper.