RP - TOR - IL60
Nate Pearson is expected to be shut down from throwing for the next 3-4 weeks.
Pearson was diagnosed with a right lat strain last week after he was removed from his rehab start. He will now make his season debut after the All-Star break, potentially as late as August at this point.
Nate Pearson had to leave his start at AAA early after just two pitches. The nature of the injury is unknown.
Pearson sailed a fastball high and was then removed from the game. This was meant to be Pearson's final rehab game, so the bad luck continues for the former top prospect. More information about his removal should be available soon, but it's a concerning development for anybody hoping for a return to the big leagues soon.
Nate Pearson made his first appearance of the year in a rehab outing for the Dunedin Blue Jays on Thursday.
It was Pearson's first pitches against live batters this year and he allowed one earned run with a walk and a strikeout over 1.2 innings. It was a positive progression for the 25-year-old pitcher as he threw 30 pitches (18 for strikes), topping out at 97 MPH on his fastball. Pearson will continue his rehab after an absence with an illness and should return to the Jays lineup by mid-June in an anticipated multi-inning, bullpen role.
Nate Pearson threw a 28-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday with a stand-in hitter.
Pearson will be heading to Florida to continue to build up his arm and then move to Buffalo. He is still a good way away from pitching in Toronto, but he is said to be healthy right now.
Nate Pearson served up a home run and allowed three earned runs in Saturday's outing against the Braves.
Pearson's prospect shine has worn off and it is time for him to prove himself at the big league level. He is fighting for a starting spot in the rotation, which is currently filled as the Blue Jays have added three new starters since last season. Pearson needs a strong rest of the spring in order to have a chance to make a fantasy impact in 2022.