Borucki (1-1) took the loss and blown save against the Rays on Sunday, allowing a run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning. He did not record a walk or strikeout.
Borucki entered the game in the fifth inning with runners on first and second and the Jays leading 2-0. He got Kevin Kiermaier to line out for the first out, but a single, sacrifice fly and another single by the next three batters gave the Rays a 3-2 lead. The rough outing handed Borucki his first loss of the season and also charged the southpaw with his second blown save on the campaign.
Borucki (1-0) gave up a hit and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory over the Nationals. He struck out two.
The southpaw was added to the 30-man roster earlier in the day and Borucki was put to work quickly, entering the game to begin the sixth inning and getting credited with the win by the official scorer. After a lost 2019 due to elbow issues, he'll look to regain the form that saw him post a 3.87 ERA over 97.2 innings in 2018.
Borucki was called up by the Blue Jays on Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Borucki could be used in a piggyback role behind starter Trent Thornton in Monday's game against Nationals. Borucki recorded a 3.87 ERA in his 17-start debut back in 2018 but made just two poor starts last year while missing most of the season due to elbow issues.
The Blue Jays optioned Borucki to their taxi squad Thursday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Though Borucki missed out on the 30-man Opening Day roster, he'll be on the short-list for a call-up after receiving a spot on the taxi squad, which currently includes two other players (pitcher Nate Pearson and catcher Caleb Joseph). Anthony Kay was able to beat out Pearson and Borucki for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, where he'll replace the injured Chase Anderson (oblique).
Borucki looked sharp during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
With Chase Anderson (oblique) on the shelf, the Jays will have a vacancy in their Opening Day rotation. Nate Pearson is the most talented option but the front office may prioritize service-time concerns with the top prospect, opening the door for someone like Borucki to fill in for a turn or two instead. The 26-year-old southpaw barely pitched last season due to elbow trouble which resurfaced in February just as spring training began. If he can stay healthy, however, he could provide useful innings given his 3.87 ERA, 3.73 FIP and 67:33 K:BB through 97.2 frames in 2018.
Borucki (elbow) should be ready to pitch when MLB resumes play, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
The southpaw experienced tightness in his elbow in February and was expected to be shut down for 2-3 months, but the delayed start to the season will give him a chance to make a full recovery before the season picks up again. "He's been feeling great," Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Friday. "This pandemic, obviously, is a terrible situation, but it's given Ryan a chance to kind of catch up. He's made some mechanical adjustments and feels great, arm feels great. He has been throwing sides. If there is a spring training and a season, which we're very hopeful at this stage, he should be right in the mix and a big part of it." While Borucki may have missed out on his chance to win a regular rotation spot this spring due to the injury, he could still make a case for a sixth starter/swing man role on an expanded Jays roster once training camp resumes.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday that Borucki (elbow) has experienced no setbacks since resuming mound work in late March, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Borucki was sidelined for most of spring training with left elbow tightness, but the ongoing suspension of the MLB season looks like it might provide him with enough time to make a full recovery from the injury once play resumes. Despite his improved health, Borucki still seems likely to open the 2020 campaign at Triple-A Buffalo, as Trent Thornton and newcomer Shun Yamaguchi both look to be ahead of him in the pecking order for the final spot in the big-league rotation.
Borucki (elbow) resumed throwing bullpen sessions in Florida last week, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Borucki has remained close to the Blue Jays' spring training facility in Dunedin to conduct his rehab since MLB suspended its season earlier this month. After being shut down with tightness and discomfort in his left elbow earlier in camp, Borucki seemed to be a virtual lock to open the season on the injured list, but MLB's suspension through at least mid-May has improved his chances of being ready to go when Opening Day arrives. Borucki will still need to advance to facing hitters in live batting practice sessions before the Blue Jays sign off on him pitching in games when the season resumes.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday that Borucki (elbow) has extended his throwing distance off flat ground to 120 feet, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The skipper indicated that Borucki is "feeling good" after being shut down at the beginning of spring training with elbow tightness, but it's not clear when the lefty might be ready to resume mound work. The injury has already resulted in Borucki being eliminated from the competition for a spot in the big-league rotation, so he'll either open the season on the 15-day injured list or get optioned to Triple-A Buffalo once camp concludes.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Monday that Borucki (elbow) is out of the running for the Blue Jays' fifth spot in the starting rotation for Opening Day, Arash Madani of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Borucki was shut down earlier this spring as a result of elbow tightness, and he won't be considered for the fifth rotation spot due to him being behind where other pitchers are at this point. However, Borucki threw on flat ground Monday and reportedly felt good following the workout. The southpaw could serve in the starting rotation at some point in 2020, but he'll presumably begin the campaign at Triple-A Buffalo or occupy a spot on the Jays' 15-day injured list.
Borucki (elbow) is scheduled to resume playing catch Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Borucki began experiencing left elbow tightness earlier this month and was shut down for 10 days, so it appears he's avoided any further issues. The 25-year-old was limited to two games in 2019 due to elbow issues and eventually underwent surgery in August to remove bone spurs, so it's worth keeping an eye on his progress as he resumes his throwing program and eventually competes for the No. 5 starter role.
Borucki will be shut down for 10 days due to left elbow tightness, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Borucki has a history of elbow troubles, most recently missing the last two months of the 2019 campaign due to surgery to remove bone spurs. The latest issue may put his availability for Opening Day at risk and could take him out of the battle for the Blue Jays' fifth starter spot.
Borucki (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
He has already been ruled out for the year after having surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow.
Borucki underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow and will miss the rest of the 2019 season, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Borucki ominously had his case reviewed by Dr. James Andrews, but he received good news and will avoid Tommy John surgery. 2019 is a season to forget for the 25-year-old as he pitched only 6.2 innings after being sidelined the first half of the year with an elbow injury. Borucki expects to be ready to go for spring training.
Borucki (elbow) will have his case reviewed by Dr. James Andrews as the Blue Jays attempt to determine the best plan for him going forward, Shi Davidi of Sporstnet.CA reports.
While there initially was some confusion whether Borucki would be directly visiting with Dr. Andrews or not, the overall outlook isn't promising. The southpaw already had a three-month absence to begin the season, and this latest sojourn to the IL also appears as though it will be comfortably longer than the 10-day minimum.
Borucki was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left elbow inflammation.
Per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, Borucki's elbow didn't feel right after he played catch Wednesday, prompting the Blue Jays to move him back to the IL with a continuation of the same issue that prevented him from making his season debut until July 22. Borucki was blasted for six runs in just two innings over the weekend in what was just his second start back from the IL. The Blue Jays likely won't have a clearer idea for how long Borucki may be sidelined this time around until he resumes throwing again. Toronto selected reliever Buddy Boshers' contract from the minors in a corresponding move.
Borucki allowed six runs on eight hits, two walks and three strikeouts over two innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Saturday.
Borucki wriggled out of trouble in the first inning by inducing a double play after loading the bases with one out. However, the left-hander gave up three-run homers in the second to both Travis d'Arnaud and Willy Adames. The 25-year-old was making just his second appearance of this season, and he has struggled out of the gate with a 10.80 ERA, 3.15 WHIP and a 6:6 K:BB in his first 6.2 innings. Borucki will look to improve during his next start against the Orioles at Camden Yards next Thursday.
Borucki (0-1) took the loss Monday as the Blue Jays were downed 7-3 by Cleveland, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings while striking out three.
After missing the first four months of the season, the southpaw made his 2019 debut but looked like he needed a little more time on a rehab assignment to shake off the rust. Borucki threw only 47 of 94 pitches for strikes, and when he did find the plate he caught too much of it -- four of the seven hits he allowed went for extra bases. He'll look for a better result in his next start Saturday, at home against the Rays.
Borucki (elbow) was activated from the injured list Monday ahead of his scheduled start against the Indians.
As expected, Borucki is set to make his 2019 big-league debut after missing the past four months with an elbow injury. The southpaw looked solid across four minor-league rehab starts, compiling a 3.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 19:3 K:BB across 18 innings. Trent Thornton (elbow) was sent to the injured list in a corresponding move.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/29||@ TB||L 1-3||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|09/25||vs BAL||W 10-5||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|09/22||vs NYY||L 1-12||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|09/19||@ PHI||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/18||@ PHI||L 7-8||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|09/15||@ NYY||L 6-20||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|09/11||vs NYM||L 1-18||1.0||0||0||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||R-Gcl Blue Jays||6.0||4||0||0||1||0||0||10||0||4||3.00||0.667|
|2014||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||33.1||8||6||0||2||1||0||30||6||26||2.72||0.967|
|2015||R-Gcl Blue Jays||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.00||1.000|
|2016||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||20.0||6||6||0||1||4||0||10||12||40||14.40||2.600|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||98.0||19||18||0||6||5||0||109||27||95||3.58||1.245|
|2017||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||46.1||7||7||0||2||3||0||42||8||31||1.95||0.846|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||1||0.00||0.250|
|2019||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||6||0||0||0.00||0.000|