Injury Updates on Three Blue Jays Pitchers


The Toronto Blue Jays are working around a lot of injuries to their pitchers right now. 

They got some good news on three of them recently. 

Starter Ross Stripling threw a bullpen session Monday. He came out of the session with no issues, the next step being either a live batting practice session or even a rehab start. The right-handed pitcher is eligible to return from his glute injury next week and the hope was he could return when first eligible.

Stripling has posted a strong 3.16 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 67 strikeouts across 82 innings this season. 

Pitcher Julian Merryweather started a minor league rehab appearance last weekend with the Blue Jays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate.

Merryweather has been out since mid-June with a left oblique strain but could be in line for a return to the Blue Jays' bullpen before the end of the season. He has posted an ugly 6.38 ERA and 17 strikeouts across 18 innings this season. 

Pitcher Nate Pearson is now throwing up to 120 feet off flat ground. Pearson has yet to make his 2022 debut for the Blue Jays, suffering multiple injuries this season which have kept him inactive. Hopefully, he can return before the season's end.

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