Chad Green has been placed on the 15-day Injured List, Nate Pearson recalled

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Ryley Delaney
6 days ago
A Blue Jays reliever is once again on the 15-day Injured List.
On Saturday evening, it was reported that Chad Green would hit the 15-day Injured List, while the team was recalling Nate Pearson.
If there was a phrase to describe Green’s tenure as a Blue Jay, it’d be “injury filled”, as he missed most of the 2023 season due to Tommy John surgery, getting into games in the final two months. This time, it’s because of a strain in his right lat, according to Hazel Mae.
In reality, Person should have never been sent down as he is having a great start to his 2024 season. The 6’6” right-handed pitcher has pitched 6.1 innings and hasn’t given up a run while owning a 1.78 FIP. His 34.6 K% is the highest of his career, while the 11.5 BB% is on the high side.
With that being said, Green has also had a solid season so far, posting a 2.35 ERA and a 5.55 FIP in 7.2 innings pitched, along with a 25 K% and a 7.1 BB%. 
Still, it’s a bit confusing as to why this move wasn’t made earlier, as Green wasn’t available in the series finale against the Yankees, forcing the Jays to use Erik Swanson in a pretty big spot in his first game this season. Had Pearson been on the active roster, he could have been used in that spot, and definitely could’ve come in to face Aaron Judge (who gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead).
Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how Pearson does in his return to the Jays, as the great start is an encouraging sign for what has been a very injury-filled career. Thankfully, he’ll be active in Saturday’s game, meaning the Jays won’t be down a reliever in their bullpen.
The Jays play the San Diego Padres, and have an opportunity to win their fourth straight series with a win in either Saturday or Sunday’s game.

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