A look at some of the Toronto Blue Jays injury notes including updates on Ryan Borucki, Bo Bichette, David Phelps and more.
According to General Manager Ross Atkins, Blue Jays hurler Ryan Borucki is probably a month away from re-joining the rotation. The news is pretty shocking seeing he was initially only to miss one start when first diagnosed with the elbow injury back in spring training.
Borucki will throw his third bullpen session on Saturday and has commenced pitching off the mound.
Bo Bichette is taking at-bats in extended spring training as he rehabs his way back from a broken hand. The prospect has been sidelined since late April after being struck with a pitch in a contest with the Buffalo Bisons.
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Bichette will remain in extended spring training for a week or so before going on a rehab assignment. The shortstop is the last of the three uber prospects to make his debut with the big club this season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio are both currently contributing on the Jays 25-man roster.
David Phelps tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday for the Dunedin Blue Jays, the reliever surrendered a lone hit and fanned a batter in his first rehab appearance of the season. Phelps is rehabbing his way back from Tommy John surgery and has yet to pitch for the Jays since inking a one-year pact with a team option this past offseason.
Ryan Tepera recently underwent surgery to shave down a bone spur and remove loose bodies from his throwing elbow. The reliever is slated to begin throwing again in six weeks time and could return just after the All-Star break.
The complexion of the Jays bullpen could change for the better with the returns of Tepera and Phelps moving forward. Southpaw Tim Mayza was just activated from the injured list earlier this week and should provide a fresh arm for the skipper.