TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson aggravated his strained right groin at some level of a bullpen session Tuesday, further cutting again the demanding-throwing right-hander’s chance of making Toronto’s opening-day roster.
“We cease feel it’s very peaceable in nature nevertheless desire to re-asses that after which right capture it a day at a time,” regular supervisor Ross Atkins mentioned.
Pearson strained his groin in his debut spring coaching day out March 1. He felt stunning after a bullpen session Saturday, his first since the hurt.
Right-hander Ross Stripling is predicted to replace Pearson in Toronto’s rotation.
“Obviously Strip, with what he’s performed in his profession, has a leg up on that plot,” Atkins mentioned.
A foremost-spherical decide up within the 2017 amateur draft, Pearson is Toronto’s high pitching prospect. He made his foremost league debut closing season, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in four begins and one reduction appearances. He overlooked five weeks in August and September due to a sore elbow.
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