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.
Manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed Pearson will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start Sunday at Houston, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The 24-year-old took the mound Opening Day for Buffalo on Tuesday and allowed one run with eight strikeouts over 3.2 innings, and he'll join Toronto for his next start after missing the start of the season with a groin issue. Pearson threw 78 pitches during that outing and shouldn't face any significant limitations in his season debut for the Blue Jays.
Pearson will likely start Sunday's game against the Astros, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Pearson dealt with a groin injury to begin the regular season but pitched for Triple-A Buffalo to begin the minor-league campaign. In his first start for the team, he allowed one run on four hits while striking out eight in 3.2 innings. Left-hander Anthony Kay should be available out of the bullpen with Pearson starting Sunday. However, it's not yet clear whether Pearson will remain in the major-league rotation after Sunday's start.
Pearson allowed four hits and a single run, fanning eight, over 3.2 innings is his season debut at Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Pearson walked just one batter, throwing 53 of his 78 pitches for strikes, and will likely be looking to build up his pitch count in his next appearance. He could be a candidate for a rotation spot with the Blue Jays after a few more starts in Buffalo.
Pearson will start on Opening Day for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, but he'll need to show he can work at least six innings consistently before he's considered for a promotion, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
The Jays could use some reinforcements in their rotation, but they aren't going to rush the young right-hander. Pearson tossed 65 pitches in his last appearance at the alternate training site, but his efficiency will be just as important as his stamina in determining when he rejoins Toronto's staff.
Pearson (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the alternate training site Thursday.
Pearson built up to 51 pitches over the weekend and is slated to throw 3-to-4 rehab innings Thursday. However, he'll join Triple-A Buffalo for the start of the minor-league season and should continue to rehab in a live game setting early next week. If all goes well with the Triple-A club, Pearson could return to the major-league rotation in the near future.
Pearson (groin) built up to 51 pitches over the weekend and will throw 3-to-4 rehab innings at the alternate site Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
He gave up four earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in his most recent rehab outing, and it sounds like the Jays want him to look a little sharper this week before determining the next steps. If all goes well Thursday, it's possible Pearson could join the big-league rotation next week.
Pearson (groin) will throw 2-to-3 innings in an intrasquad game Friday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson has thrown at 100 percent intensity without pain recently, and he's now working on building back up ahead of his season debut. However, the team hopes to build the right-hander up to around five innings before he returns to game action. As a result, he should require at least one more throwing session after Friday's intrasquad game before he's considered to return.
Pitching coach Pete Walker said Pearson (groin) "feels really good" and is scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 24-year-old has been throwing at 100 percent intensity since the start of last week, and he has another live batting practice session on tap Tuesday. Pearson began the season on the injured list after aggravating a groin injury in mid-March, but he appears to be closing in on his season debut.
Pearson (groin) is "absolutely pain free" and throwing at 100 percent intensity on the mound, per general manager Ross Atkins, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reported Tuesday.
It will just be a matter of getting Pearson built back up at the alternate training site before he's able to slot into the MLB rotation. He's been throwing bullpen sessions since last week and will throw live batting practice Wednesday.
Pearson (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Pearson's throwing session Thursday marked the first time he threw off a mound since aggravating his groin injury in mid-March. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Pearson will essentially take part in a throwing program similar to the one he would do in spring training, and he'll be deliberately be built up as a starter in the coming weeks. Ross Stripling should continue to serve in the rotation while Pearson builds back up.
Pearson (groin) has not yet thrown off a mound, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
It was reported earlier in the week that he would advance to mound work Friday, but that apparently didn't happen. Pearson remains without a timetable to return to game action.
Pearson (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound Friday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
The 24-year-old aggravated a right groin injury in mid-March and was previously limited to long toss, so a return to mound work is a big step in his recovery. Pearson doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but Toronto figures to remain cautious with the young right-hander, especially since he already suffered one setback after originally suffering the injury March 4.
Pearson (groin) landed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
The move is an unsurprising one, as Pearson aggravated a groin injury in mid-March and has yet to return to mound work. He's been able to throw for over a week, but the Blue Jays will prioritize the long-term health of a pitcher who could be a key piece of the team's rotation for years to come rather than trying to get as many innings as possible from him this April.
Pearson (groin strain) is still just throwing long toss and does not have a scheduled date for full bullpen sessions yet, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Given that Pearson has already had one setback, the Jays are making sure he doesn't have another one with this injury. He's going to need to progress to full bullpen sessions and then simulated games, and perhaps finally to some games at the alternate training camp site before he's cleared to return to the Jays' rotation.
Pearson (groin) has resumed throwing and will throw a bullpen session within the next few days, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
While Pearson is making good progress, the Blue Jays are proceeding cautiously since he already had a setback last week. He doesn't appear to have time to make the Opening Day roster, but Pearson could join the rotation at some point early in the year.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said that Pearson suffered a "mild re-aggravation of his right groin" injury while throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Toronto is labeling Pearson as day-to-day, but the setback effectively eliminates any hope he had of making the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster. With Pearson out of the rotation for the time being, Atkins said that Ross Stripling "has a leg up" over Thomas Hatch and Anthony Kay for the fifth starter's role, according to Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star.
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