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Blue Jays Injury Updates: Shoemaker, Pearson, Romano and more

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 09: Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker #34 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the bottom of the second inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 09, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 09: Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker #34 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the bottom of the second inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 09, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /
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A look at some pertinent injury updates regarding Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker, Nate Pearson, Jordan Romano, and first baseman Rowdy Tellez.

Shoemaker Takes Bump On Monday

Matt Shoemaker will be activated off the injured reserve today in preparation for him to open up the series versus the New York Yankees. The timing of his return also sets him up to pitch behind Hyun Jin Ryu and Taijuan Walker in the postseason.

The veteran hurler has been sidelined for a month with a right lat strain and will be a much-needed addition to the Blue Jays rotation moving forward.

Pearson Getting Closer

Rookie Nate Pearson is inching closer to a return and is tabbed to throw a batting practice session later today. The fireballer is nursing an elbow injury, however, it is speculated that he will return in time for the postseason. Although expect to see Pearson in the bullpen moving forward for the rest of the 2020 campaign.

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Romano Finally Back On The Mound

Reliever Jordan Romano finally began a mound progression yesterday as the hurler recovers from a finger injury. The Canadian had been lights out pitching out of the bullpen this season, however, he suffered a freak finger injury that has sidelined him since the end of August.

The 27-year was sporting an impressive 1.23 earned run average in 15 relief appearances this season.

Tellez Taking Batting Practice

Slugger Rowdy Tellez has been taking batting practice in the cage as the first baseman attempts to return from a knee tendon injury. It still appears doubtful that Tellez will make it back before the postseason but this a positive step in his rehab.

The left-handed slugger finally looked as if he was coming into his own hitting .283 with eight homers in 35 games prior to the injury.

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Waguespack Dealing With Back Strain

Pitcher Jacob Waguespack was placed on the 10-day IL after suffering a back strain earlier last week. There is no current timetable for the hurler and it is unknown if he will make it back in time for a chance at the postseason.

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