In an ominous bit of injuries information, the Blue Jays have positioned leading pitching prospect Nate Pearson on the 10-working day wounded record because of to “tightness” in his appropriate elbow, supervisor Charlie Montoyo tells reporters (Twitter link by means of Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet). Pearson, who alerted the Jays to some pain subsequent last night’s start out, is remaining despatched for some testing but did say he’s emotion improved this morning.
Lauded as just one of the game’s top 10 in general prospects entering the yr, Pearson’s debut effort and hard work was superb. The righty flashed a ability fastball and hurled five shutout frames from the Nationals, punching out five batters along the way. Issues have been tough due to the fact that time, even though, specially in his two most recent outings. Pearson has yielded a dozen acquired operates with a lot more walks (10) than strikeouts (9) in 11 1/3 frames — all when serving up a whopping 5 extended balls. Pearson seemed to prevent his fastball very last evening, throwing it just 40 percent of the time following leaning on it at a 53 percent clip by means of his first 3 outings.
The hope for equally the Jays and baseball fans in typical, of study course, is that Pearson is working with a small ailment and can speedily bounce back to wellbeing. He’s skipped time as a prospect, but by no means owing to elbow or shoulder woes. (An intercostal pressure and fractured forearm have previously suppressed his workloads.) Scouts seem to be to agree that the 23-calendar year-aged Pearson carries legit top rated-of-the-rotation talent, and he’s considered as a crucial main ingredient for an up-and-coming Jays club.
For the time currently being, Jacob Waguespack is up from the alternate education web-site to take Pearson’s spot on the roster. The Jays are will also activate righty Trent Thornton off the hurt list to make a start in tomorrow’s doubleheader. That pair gives the crew some rotation depth, and the Jays also have Sean Reid-Foley, T.J. Zeuch, Thomas Pannone and Sam Gaviglio at their alternate web page.