Blue Jays recall Beasley, option fellow right-hander Pearson to triple-A Buffalo

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right-hander Jeremy Beasley on Tuesday and optioned top prospect Nate Pearson to triple-A Buffalo.

Beasley was available for Tuesday night's game at Atlanta, the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Braves.

Pearson, 24, struggled in his first start of the season on Sunday as the Blue Jays dropped a 7-4 decision to Houston. He allowed five walks, four hits and three earned runs over 2 1/3 innings.

Pearson entered the season as the eighth-ranked prospect by Major League Baseball. He made five appearances, including four starts, last year.

The six-foot-six 250-pound right-hander started this season on the injured list with a right adductor strain.

Beasley was acquired from Arizona last month for cash considerations. The 25-year-old made one relief appearance with the Diamondbacks last season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press