Another week, another Blue Jays pitcher is going to the 10-day IL. Just before the seams of the trade deadline burst wide open, Ryan Borucki will be missing some time with elbow inflammation.
Borucki went out and threw and he's not feeling right. He's going on the IL with left elbow inflammation. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@GregorChisholm) July 31, 2019
After making his return from the 60-day IL with an elbow injury suffered during spring he has made two starts but looks like he might be just simply shutdown for the rest of the season with this reoccurring problem.
Since this season is lost any way, it could be understandable to just have one of the better young pitchers on the roster right now take the rest of the year to get healthy, hopefully returning next season where this team hopes to be at least slightly better.
In those two starts this season, Borucki through 6 and 2/3 innings allowed 15 hits and 8 earned runs. The beginning signs were solid — making his season debut against a powerful Cleveland team and pitching through 4 and 2/3 innings he allowed only two earned runs but seven hits and walked four while striking-out three. He followed that up with an unfortunate performance against the Rays in that massive comeback win, but Borucki lasted only two innings and allowed six earned runs.
In the corresponding move, the Blue Jays have called-up lefty Buddy Boshers.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 31, 2019
Boshers, 31, spent the first nine years of his career split between the Angels and Twins system, appearing in an even 100 games and pitching 86 and 1/3 innings. He is currently carrying a 4.59 ERA and 8.1 K/9 through those 100 games, but hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2017.
Last season, he pitched in the Triple-A affiliate of the Astros and through 51 innings he had a 9.71 K/9 and 3.18 ERA.
After signing as a free agent mid-May with the Blue Jays, Boshers has pitched 32 and 1/3 innings for the Triple-A Bisons and improved on his 2018 season — a 9.74 K/9 and 2.78 ERA.
This will be the first of many transactions today.