After a bout of mononucleosis, Nate Pearson has reached Buffalo once again in his odyssey to become a full-time contributor for the Toronto Blue Jays.
His story may not be a Greek classic, but he has racked up more minor league stops than many would have expected when he debuted against Max Scherzer in 2020. He may have been placed on the 60-day injured list last week, but that was merely a paper transaction that does not really change his availability beyond needing a 40-man roster spot when he earns a call-up. If Nate Pearson can put together a couple more quality appearances in Buffalo, we may see him in the Blue Jays bullpen quite soon. His arrival in the big leagues in 2022 could also put together the Blue Jays’ pitching staff that is in a bit of flux.
Originally, Pearson was envisioned as the beginning of the process of surrounding Hyun-Jin Ryu at the top of the team’s starting rotation when he made his major league debut back in 2020. Things have certainly changed since then, As the ascent of Alek Manoah and the additions of Jose Berrios and Kevin Gausman have surpassed both Pearson and Ryu in quick succession. Arguably the offseason addition of Yusei Kikuc …
Author: Noah Vande / Blue Jays Nation