Jameson Taillon walked off the mound for the final time Monday night, sat in the dugout and felt fortunate to have pitched once again in the major leagues.
Taillon worked five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2.
"I Just got to step back and enjoy the moment and realize that I was back," Taillon said. "It was special to see all my teammates. The Pirates, the coaches, the medical staff, management, the players, everyone was with me every step. It was special."
Taillon (3-1) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. The 25-year-old had surgery May 8,...