Nate Pearson reportedly joining Blue Jays next week

The Toronto Blue Jays plan to active right-handed pitching prospect Nate Pearson on July 29, reports Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet.

What It Means:

The Blue Jays have to activate Pearson by July 29 to gain another year of team control but it's not clear when he will make his debut. Pearson, who turns 24 next month, is already believed to be one of the five best pitchers on Toronto's roster. He posted a 1.29 ERA and 0.71 WHIP with 11 strikeouts across seven innings this spring.

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