Toronto Blue Jays hurler Ryan Borucki made his second rehab start for the Buffalo Bisons yesterday as the pitcher makes his way back from a lingering elbow injury.
The 25-year-old sophomore was tabbed to be an integral piece of the Blue Jays starting rotation this season after an impressive rookie campaign in 2018. However, elbow discomfort in April sidelined Ryan Borucki for what was initially only to be a start or two, fast forward to today’s date and Borucki has still yet to pitch in the majors this season.
Borucki made his second rehab start for the Triple-A affiliate Bisons earning the victory over the Charlotte Knights. The southpaw tossed six innings allowing three runs over five hits while striking out six and walking one. Borucki was touched up for home runs off the bats of Alcides Escobar and Luis Robert in the contest.
The lefty now sports a 1-0 record with a 4.91 earned run average in two rehab starts for the herd. Borucki has fanned nine while surrendering four round-trippers in 11 innings of work as he attempts to make his way back to the big club.
Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey is also rehabbing with Buffalo, the 26-year-old notched three hits in his second game for the Bisons. Pompey was the designated hitter slotting into the three-spot in the order as he attempts to rehab back from a nagging concussion.
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Fresh off his demotion, Rowdy Tellez also played in the contest notching a single from the cleanup spot and committing a throwing error.
The Knights also had a familiar face in their lineup as Ryan Goins played shortstop and batted ninth. Although Goins did not do much on the scoresheet, the former Blue Jay is batting .322 with 10 homers in 83 games for the White Sox affiliate this season.
It would appear Borucki is lining up to join the Blue Jays after the trade deadline when they will inevitably need starting pitching to fill some voids on the roster.