Nate Pearson will reportedly start for the Blue Jays on Wednesday

The wait is almost over.

According to Jamie Campbell, the Blue Jays are planning to start Nate Pearson on Wednesday in Washington against the Nationals.

#BlueJays plan to start Nate Pearson on Wednesday in Washington, per source.
— Jamie Campbell (@SNETCampbell) July 27, 2020

We always knew that Pearson would make his Major League debut at some point this season, the question was simply when it would happen. Pearson’s service time will have been adequately manipulated by Wednesday, so the Blue Jays will gain an extra year of control before he can hit free agency well down the road.
Adding Pearson to the rotation should be a huge boost for the team. Though we should always keep our expectations for rookies at a realistic level, Pearson was absolutely dominant in spring training and realistically could hit the ground running and immediately become a top-of-the-rotation option for the Blue Jays.
Also, having Pearson in the rotation (along with Hyun Jin Ryu, Matt Shoemaker, Trent Thornton, and Tanner Roark) will allow the Jays to use Thomas Hatch and/or Anthony Kay as a reliever, which will give Charlie Montoyo some much-needed depth out of the ‘pen.
Pearson is currently on the …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Report: Blue Jays sign catcher Caleb Joseph to MiLB deal

According to Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have signed former Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph to a minor-league deal. Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 suggests that Joseph will likely take Luke Maile’s spot on the roster after he was non-tendered and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December.

#BlueJays sign catcher Caleb Joseph, per source. Minor league deal, non-roster invitee.
— Jamie Campbell (@SNETCampbell) January 20, 2020

Joseph, 33, was drafted by Baltimore in 2008 and spent parts of five seasons with the Orioles before signing as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2019, with Arizona, he slashed .211/.250/.263 in 20 games. In 2018, he appeared in 82 games in Baltimore, posting an OPS of .575.
A defence-first catcher, Joseph, a native of Nashville, Tennesse gained minor notoriety in Toronto after an altercation with Marcus Stroman in 2014.
More updates to come.

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation