Nate Pearson simply just can’t stay healthy.
The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher has encountered another tough injury break as he’s being shut down for three-four weeks while he recovers from a right lat strain. He’ll be re-evaluated afterwards to determine if he can resume baseball activities.
Nate Pearson (right lat strain) is being shut down 3-4 weeks and will be re-evaluated then to resume playing catch, Blue Jays say.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 28, 2022
Pearson, 25, has dealt with several injuries throughout his young professional career. The right-hander was sidelined during spring training after contracting mono, which delayed the start of his 2022 season.
His latest injury occurred while participating in his rehab assignment at triple-A Buffalo. Pearson departed the game on June 19 after facing just one batter. He’ll now be sidelined through at least mid-July if not beyond then.
Last season, the 6’6″ hurler posted a 4.20 ERA and a 3.50 xERA through 15.0 innings in 12 appearances. He struck out 20 batters and walked 12.
On a roster-related note, reliever Sergio Romo has joined the team in Toronto and is expected to undergo a physical Tuesday night. If all goes well, his contract will likely become official on Wednesday.
Sergio Romo will go through his physical tonight with the #BlueJays.
The signing is expected to become official tomorrow.
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) June 28, 2022
The Blue Jays currently sit third in the American League East Division with a 41-32 record, positioning them with the second wild-card seed. The other two playoff spots are being held by division rivals, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
Ross Stripling is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season during the second game of Toronto’s three-game series versus Boston.