TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled pitcher Nate Pearson from their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, New York.

The right-hander was active for Friday’s game against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

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Right-handed reliever Bowden Francis was traded to the Buffalo Bisons in a corresponding move.

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Pearson has a 5-2 record with a 5.18 earned run average and 41 strikeouts in 40 innings this season.

Francis has one win with a 1.73 ERA in 36 1/3 innings pitched and 35 strikeouts.

Toronto is a game and a half behind the Seattle Mariners for the third and final wild card spot in the American League.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2023.

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