Nate Pearson has re-joined the Blue Jays as Jordan Romano might head to the Injured List
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By Cam Lewis4 months ago
Jordan Romano might be headed to the Injured List.
Right-handed pitcher Nate Pearson has joined the Blue Jays from Triple-A Buffalo but he hasn’t been added to the team’s 26-man active roster. Pearson is on Toronto’s taxi squad in the event that Romano needs some time off.
Romano pitched for the American League in the All-Star Game in Seattle a couple of weeks ago but was pulled after experiencing some back soreness. He didn’t pitch in Toronto’s first series back from the break against the Arizona Diamondbacks and then pitched four times in five days against the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
After a few days off between his save in Toronto’s first game of their series with the Dodgers, Romano came in to pitch the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. He allowed two singles and a walk and recorded two outs before being pulled from the game. Yimi Garcia came in and got Mickey Moniak to line out to end the game.
Pearson, meanwhile, was demoted to Triple-A Buffalo following a couple of rough outings. He allowed two earned runs over two innings of work against the Padres in a 9-1 blowout loss and then got tagged for four runs while recording just one out in a 9-8 loss to the Mariners.
The big righty had been putting together a very solid season in Toronto’s bullpen. Before those appearances against the Padres and Mariners, Pearson had posted a 3.48 ERA over 33 2/3 innings while striking out 35 batters and walking 10. The six earned runs over two-and-one-third innings ballooned Pearson’s ERA to 4.75 on the season.
Pearson made just one appearance with the Bisons after being sent down. He threw one-and-two-thirds scoreless innings against the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees and worked around three walks while striking out four batters.
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