TORONTO — Hard-throwing pitcher Nate Pearson was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays from their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
The righty was active for Friday's game against the visiting Boston Red Sox.
Right-handed reliever Bowden Francis was optioned to the Buffalo Bisons in a corresponding move.
Pearson has a 5-2 record with a 5.18 earned-run average and 41 strikeouts over 40 innings this season.
Francis has one win with a 1.73 ERA over 36 1/3 innings pitched and 35 strikeouts.
Toronto sits 1 1/2 games back of the Seattle Mariners for the third and final wild-card berth in the American League.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2023.
The Canadian Press