Taillon to have ankle surgery, LeMahieu undergoes hernia procedure

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New York Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon will have ankle surgery on Oct. 28, the team announced Tuesday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Taillon is expected to be out for five months following the procedure.

The 29-year-old re-aggravated an ankle injury in late September after landing on the injured list earlier in the month with a tendon issue. Taillon didn't give up a run over 3 1/3 innings in his next start against the Tampa Bay Rays, a victory that locked up a playoff spot for the Yankees in the last game of the regular season.

Taillon posted a 4.30 ERA with 140 strikeouts over 144 1/3 innings (29 starts) in his first season with New York.

The Yankees also expect infielder DJ LeMahieu to be ready for spring training after he underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. The recovery time is eight weeks. LeMahieu played through the injury at the end of the season.

The three-time All-Star and two-time batting champ struggled in his first season after inking a six-year, $90-million contract. He slashed .268/.349/.362 with 10 home runs in 150 games.

Taillon to have ankle surgery, LeMahieu undergoes hernia procedure
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