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Ryan Borucki (1-0) gave up a hit and a walk over 1 1/3 scoreless innings Monday to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory over the Nationals. He struck out two.
Borucki was called up by the Blue Jays on Monday and saw action right away as he came in for starter Trent Thornton in the sixth inning. The 26-year-old lefty could have some fantasy value if he can find a role in the rotation for the team.
The Blue Jays optioned Ryan Borucki to their taxi squad Thursday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Borucki did not make the final 30-man roster but will be on the shortlist to get called while he is on the taxi squad. 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 and 67:33 K:BB through 97 2/3 frames in 2018.
Ryan Borucki is (elbow) has experienced no setbacks since resuming mound work in late March. He "feels great, no setbacks," said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo.
Borucki has had no setbacks and and is progressing well in recovery from his elbow injury. He was shut down with tightness and discomfort in his left elbow earlier in camp. With MLB currently delayed, Borucki could return by the time the season starts. The 26-year-old owned a 10.80 ERA, 3.15 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB across six 2/3 innings in 2019.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday that Ryan Borucki (elbow) has extended his throwing distance off flat ground to 120 feet, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Montoyo told reporters on Thursday morning that Borucki "feels good" now after entering camp with lingering tightness in his left elbow. The 25-year-old lefty probably won't be ready for Opening Day, but he could be an option for Toronto sometime in mid-April.
Ryan Borucki (elbow) is expected to throw off flat ground from a distance of 90 feet on Monday according to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Borucki could get back on a mound "very soon" depending on how things go. The 25-year-old lefty 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.