Blue Jays' Nate Pearson pitches in first rehab assignment with Dunedin

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Nate Pearson (24) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)

Nate Pearson pitched in a live game for the first time this season as he began a rehab assignment in Single-A with Dunedin.

Pearson went 1.2 innings allowing an earned run and a walk while recording a strikeout on 30 pitches.

The 25-year-old has been working his way back to pitching after getting sidelined during spring training with mononucleosis.

He had been going through an extended spring training and is expected to return to the Blue Jays in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen.

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