Blue Jays activate Pearson from IL, will pitch in relief
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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo announced Thursday that right-hander Nate Pearson has been activated from the injured list and will pitch in relief.

"If there's a chance today, we'll use him," Montoyo said, according to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.

Pearson had been sidelined since Aug. 18 with an elbow injury. Prior to that, he posted a 6.61 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts across 16 1/3 innings.

The 24-year-old has not pitched in relief during his professional career.

Toronto designated Wilmer Font for assignment in a corresponding move. The 30-year-old posted a 9.92 ERA and 4.77 FIP over 16 1/3 innings while making 21 appearances.

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