The Chicago Cubs have added starting pitcher Jameson Taillon to the injured list. He is dealing with a groin strain that is considered mild to moderate. In a corresponding move, Chicago has recalled SP Javier Assad from its Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. Assad figures to take over for Taillon in the rotation, but if he struggles, the Cubs could make some moves to switch things up until Taillon can return.
Cubs: RHP Jameson Taillon to 15-day IL with “mild to moderate” left groin strain. RHP Javier Assad will be recalled from @IowaCubs to start today vs. Dodgers.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 20, 2023
Jameson Taillon injury update
The timeline for a groin injury largely comes down to pain management. If it is a mild strain, he could miss three to four weeks on the IL. If it is a worse strain, he could miss over a month. Injuries are nothing new to his career. He dealt with a forearm issue last season and two ankle injuries in 2021. Taillon had separate elbow injuries in both 2019 and 2020.
Prior to getting hurt, Taillon had made three appearances this season. After getting rocked in the first two, he finally got back on the right track. His last start before injury saw Taillon go five innings and allow two hits but no runs. He struck out seven and walked three against the Los Angeles Dodgers.