Pearson (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 10-5 victory over the Orioles, allowing one hit and one walk over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. He struck out two.
Entering the game after Taijuan Walker tossed three perfect innings in an abbreviated outing, Pearson quickly demonstrated that his arm was healthy again by striking out the first batter he faced, Austin Hays, on three pitches -- a 100.1 mph fastball, an 86.3 mph slider, and then a 101.5 mph fastball. He was rewarded with his first career win. Pearson threw 24 pitches (17 strikes) during his first appearance since Aug. 18, and while the 24-year-old won't have time to get stretched out and join the rotation before the regular season ends, he could be a devastating option out of the bullpen for the Jays in the playoffs.
Pearson (elbow) is being activated prior to Thursday's game against the Yankees, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The Blue Jays are hoping to get Pearson a clean inning for his first career relief outing. He will not make any more starts this season, but it is nonetheless encouraging that he will hopefully enter the offseason having returned to game action and with a clean bill of health.
Pearson (elbow) feels good and is expected to return from the injured list soon, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson won't have time to build up to a starting workload before the end of the year as he works his way back from an elbow strain, but he'll be able to pitch in shorter outings out of the bullpen. The Blue Jays want him to be ready for that role in the postseason and will give him at least one appearance before the end of the regular season to help him prepare.
Pearson (elbow) threw 25 pitches in a live batting practice session Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson made just four starts, posting an unimpressive 6.61 ERA,1.53 WHIP and 14:12 K:BB, before being sidelined with a flexor strain in mid-August. He won't have time to build back up to a starter's workload this season, but there's a chance he returns as a reliever for the final few days of the regular season and playoffs. The Blue Jays should have a clearer picture of when he'll return once they know how his arm responded to Monday's session.
Pearson (elbow) is scheduled for a live batting practice session Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 24-year-old completed his first live BP last week and will take the mound again Monday. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, Pearson is expected to cover one-to-two innings per outing out of the bullpen once he's activated, which could come later this week if Monday's session goes well.
Pearson (elbow) threw a successful live batting practice session Wednesday but will remain at the alternate training site for now, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The next step in the 24-year-old's rehab remains unclear. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Pearson won't return to the rotation down the stretch, but the team is trying to build him up as much as possible as he returns from the right flexor strain.
Pearson (elbow) will throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson has been sidelined since Aug. 18 with a strained right elbow, but his live batting practice session could be one of his final tests before returning to action. The right-hander is expected to pitch in shorter stints out of the bullpen once he returns, so he shouldn't require much more time.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday he expects Pearson (elbow) to throw a live batting practice session at some point this week, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The rookie right-hander will either accompany the Blue Jays on their road trip to New York to face hitters or stay behind at the team's alternate training site to move on to the next phase of his rehab. Montoyo has already indicated that the Blue Jays intend to bring Pearson back as a reliever, so he won't require as long of a period of time to get his arm conditioned for game action. Pearson has been sidelined since Aug. 18 with a strained right elbow.
Pearson (elbow) continues progressing and could have a shot to return as a reliever down the stretch, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Pearson made just four starts before suffering a flexor strain in mid-August. He doesn't have time to build up to a starter's workload before the end of the year, but the Blue Jays are keeping the door open for him as a reliever. It's not guaranteed he'll have time to do so, as the Blue Jays won't want to push things with their prized prospect, but he continues to throw and remains in contention to return at some point.
Pearson (elbow) threw off a mound Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson had been limited to throwing on flat ground, recently extending out to 120 feet. He's now cleared a major hurdle with his return to mound work, and pitching coach Pete Walker said Pearson looked "very strong" during the 26-pitch session, per Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic. The Blue Jays would obviously like to get Pearson back in some capacity this season; the righty may be hard pressed to make it back in a starting role before the end of September.
Pearson (elbow) played catch from 120 feet Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Pearson suffered a right flexor strain in mid-August, though he was able to resume throwing within 10 days of being shut down. While he continues to make good progress, he's yet to throw off a mound, so his return doesn't appear to be imminent.
Pearson (elbow) was throwing up to 90 feet Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson played catch Friday for the first time from 60 feet and has now already upped the throwing distance to 90. There is no current outlook for a return, but it's not out of the discussion for the young right-hander to be activated before the regular season concludes.
Pearson (elbow) played catch from 60 feet Friday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
The 24-year-old received good news earlier this week when he was diagnosed with a right flexor strain, and playing catch Friday is his first time throwing since landing on the injured list Aug. 19. Pearson is unlikely to be retaking the field anytime soon, but he may be able to return for the closing stretch of the season if all goes well as rebuilds the strength in his arm.
Pearson was diagnosed with a flexor strain and hopes to resume playing catch this weekend, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
This means that the injury is on the inside of the elbow (closest to the body). It's good that the results of Pearson's second opinion did not come with a recommendation of surgery, but it still seems like he is a ways off from returning to game action. Given that he is the Jays' top pitching prospect, they will likely handle him with kid gloves throughout his recovery.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Pearson (elbow) is "feeling good" since being placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, but the Blue Jays are still awaiting the results of a second opinion on the rookie's injury before deciding on a treatment plan, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Pearson has already met with a doctor for the second opinion, but there has been a lag time in the results due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays expect to gain clarity in the next few days on Pearson's injury, which is being labeled as right elbow tightness. Given Pearson's reliance on his upper-90s fastball, the Blue Jays could be inclined to shut him down for an extended period even if doctors determine that his elbow is structurally sound.
Pearson (elbow) underwent an MRI on Thursday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
The hard-throwing prospect was shut down earlier this week with elbow tightness, which is never a good sign. General manager Ross Atkins said the team is "not overly concerned," but that's pretty typical front-office speak with pitching injuries like this where there has not been an official diagnosis. Trent Thornton (elbow) is coming off the injured list to take Pearson's spot in the rotation.
The Blue Jays placed Pearson on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right elbow tightness, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Pearson admitted his elbow was barking following another poor start in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Orioles, during which he surrendered five runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- while issuing three walks over four innings. Though the rookie said his elbow was feeling better when he met with the training staff early Wednesday, manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed that Pearson would undergo further testing as the Blue Jays look to gain more information about the extent of the injury, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca. Since tossing five shutout innings in his MLB debut back on July 29, Pearson hasn't been sharp, posting a 9.53 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over his subsequent three outings. Montoyo said that Pearson's spot in the rotation would be taken by Trent Thornton (elbow), who will be activated from the IL to start one half of Thursday's doubleheader with the Phillies.
Pearson gave up five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in a no-decision versus the Orioles on Tuesday.
Pearson gave up a pair of homers to Anthony Santander and another long ball to Chance Sisco in the outing. The 23-year-old Pearson also struggled with control again, as he's now allowed three or more walks in each of his last three starts. The right-hander has a 6.61 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 16.1 innings. He'll look to get on track Sunday versus the Rays in his next start.
Pearson allowed seven runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out one across 2.1 innings Wednesday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.
After retiring the first two batters he faced to begin the game, Pearson walked Corey Dickerson, allowed a single, and then surrendered a three-run home to Brian Anderson. After a scoreless second inning, Pearson unraveled in the third, as he allowed a pair of singles and walks before exiting the game down 4-0 with the bases loaded. Overall, he managed to find the zone with just 33 of his 65 pitches, and generated only three swinging strikes. Control has been a problem early in Pearson's big-league career, as he has issued nine free passes in 12.1 innings of work. He'll look to sort things out in his next start, currently projected for Tuesday at Baltimore.
Pearson did not factor into the decision during Thursday's loss to the Braves, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
Pearson found himself on the wrong side of the scoreboard after surrendering a first-inning, two-run home run to Freddie Freeman. Despite the early deficit, Pearson quickly settled down, allowing one final run on a sacrifice fly to Adam Duvall in the fourth. Pearson was excellent in his major-league debut against the Nationals last week, striking out five across five scoreless innings. The 23-year-old will take the mound again Wednesday for a showdown with the Marlins.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/30||@ TB||L 2-8||2.0||0||0||0||5|
|09/25||vs BAL||W 10-5||1||1.2||1||0||1||2|
|08/18||@ BAL||W 8-7||4.0||4||5||3||3|
|08/12||vs MIA||L 11-14||2.1||5||4||4||1|
|08/06||@ ATL||L 3-4||5.0||2||3||3||5|
|07/29||vs WAS||L 0-4||5.0||2||0||2||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||R-GCL Blue Jays||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00||1.000|
|2018||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||1.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||5||15.00||4.167|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||21.0||6||6||0||3||0||0||35||3||10||0.86||0.619|
|2019||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||62.2||16||16||0||1||4||0||69||21||41||2.60||0.997|