Toronto Blue Jays place pitcher Rafael Dolis (calf) on IL

Apr 5, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Rafael Dolis (41) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays put reliever Rafael Dolis on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a calf strain and recalled fellow right-hander Nate Pearson.

Pearson was immediately pressed into service, starting Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros.

Dolis was injured on Friday against the Astros. The IL move was made with the team no longer optimistic of a quick recovery.

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The 33-year old has been busy at the start of the season with 15 appearances, recording three saves and a 4.26 ERA. He has a career 4.11 ERA over 79 relief appearances in five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and Blue Jays. He also pitched for four seasons (2016-19) in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers.

Pearson, 24, is making his first appearance with the Blue Jays this season after appearing in five games (four starts) in 2020, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA over 18 innings.

–Field Level Media

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