Borucki (elbow) will start Monday's game against the Indians, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports. Borucki has been on the shelf since April due to a left elbow injury, but he was able to complete his rehab assignment and will be brought back from the injured list to start Monday's contest. In 17 starts for Toronto last year, he posted a 3.87 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with a 67:33 K:BB over 97.2 innings.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Borucki (elbow) would be activated from the 60-day injured list to start Sunday against the Tigers or Monday against the Indians, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. On the IL all season after succumbing to left elbow issues late in spring training, Borucki is finally ready to make his 2019 debut at the major-league level after a successful four-start rehab stint in the minors. Borucki made his final appearance Tuesday for Triple-A Buffalo, covering six innings and giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six. He would be available to take the hill on normal rest Sunday, but Montoyo may prefer to use Borucki on Monday just to give the lefty an additional day to recover. In that scenario, Jacob Waguespack would remain in line to start Sunday's series finale.
Borucki (elbow) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports. Borucki has been out all season with elbow issues. He's made a pair of rehab appearances in the low minors and looked excellent, striking out 10 and walking none while allowing just a single hit in seven scoreless innings. He's expected to throw five or six innings Thursday and likely isn't too far from returning to Toronto.
Borucki (elbow) made a rehab appearance at High-A Dunedin on Monday, working four scoreless innings and allowing only one baserunner while striking out four. Tasked with a jump in competition after making his first rehab appearance June 26 with the Blue Jays' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, Borucki cruised through the outing while tossing 35 of 47 pitches for strikes. Considering that Borucki has been on the injured list all season with the elbow issue, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com speculates that the lefty will require 2-to-3 more rehab starts before Toronto reinstates him. The 25-year-old should fill a back-end role in the big-league rotation once activated.
Borucki (elbow) threw a live batting practice Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Borucki has continued to progress in his recovery from elbow inflammation, but he's still weeks away from being ready to return to Toronto. Injuries have kept him off the field all season to this point.
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