Nate Pearson underwent surgery recently to clear up a sports hernia, an issue that led to the two groin injuries that ultimately derailed a good chunk of his season in 2021.
Pearson got injured early in spring training and didn’t make an appearance in an actual game until May 3 when he allowed one earned run over three-and-two-thirds pitching for the Triple-A Bisons. He was then called up to the Blue Jays, who were dealing with injuries to their starting rotation, and he got shelled by the Astros for three earned runs over two-and-one-third innings.
After that outing, Pearson went back to Buffalo and had a bit of a mixed bag of results. He put together two very encouraging starts with Buffalo, one that features five shutout innings and another than resulted in six innings of two-run ball, but he wound up on the Injured List yet again with a groin injury.
When Pearson finally returned in August, he was used exclusively as a reliever. He made six appearances with the Bisons and then got called up to the Blue Jays in September to join a bullpen that needed some reinforcements. As a reliever in Toronto, Pearson tosses 12 2/3 innings over 11 outings, …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation