Pearson (shoulder) is listed as Triple-A Buffalo's scheduled starting pitcher for Friday's game against Worcester. Pearson was scratched ahead of his most recent outing over the weekend due to right shoulder inflammation, but Buffalo didn't deem the injury serious enough to place him on the 7-day injured list. Assuming he experiences no setbacks while throwing in the next day or two, Pearson won't miss any further turns through the rotation. The Blue Jays will likely want to see Pearson find some sustained success at Triple-A before a promotion to the big-league rotation is revisited.
Pearson will miss his next Triple-A start due to a mild right shoulder impingement, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Pearson still has considerable potential, but a constant stream of injuries has thus far prevented him from establishing himself at the big-league level. He was expected to spend most of last year in the majors but was limited by a flexor strain to just 18 largely unimpressive innings. This year, it was a groin injury which kept him out for the first month of the year before he failed to get out of the third inning in his season debut. He was demoted to Triple-A following that outing and is now dealing with yet another injury. He's still been able to throw long toss, so this particular issue may not wind up being a major one, but it's a quickly becoming a worrying pattern for the young righty. He'll have to get healthy again and will likely need to make a handful of good Triple-A starts before returning to the big leagues.
Pearson was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Pearson missed the first month of the season with a groin strain before being called up to start Sunday against the Astros. He struggled significantly, giving up three runs on four hits and five walks in just 2.1 innings of work while failing to strike out a single batter. The team evidently feels he has more to prove before he's ready to claim a rotation role. Jeremy Beasley was recalled in a corresponding move.
Pearson (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and five walks over 2.1 frames while taking a loss against Houston on Sunday. Not only did Pearson walk five batters and throw just 28 of 64 pitches for strikes, but he also failed to record a strikeout in the short outing. The 6-foot-6 righty walked in a run during the second inning and was chased from the game after allowing three straight Astros on base in the third. He missed the first month of the season with a groin injury but looked solid in his season debut with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Pearson will look for better results in his projected start at home against the Phillies next weekend.
The Blue Jays recalled Pearson from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Astros. Reliever Rafael Dolis (calf) was moved to the 10-day injured list to clear a spot on the active roster for Pearson, who will be making his 2021 debut for the Blue Jays after a spring groin injury sidelined him for the first month-plus of the season. Pearson worked 3.2 innings and covered 78 pitches in his most recent outing at Triple-A on May 4, so he should be stretched out enough to handle a typical starter's workload Sunday.
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