The Toronto Blue Jays have been somewhat snakebitten with injuries of late, here are the updates on Ryan Borucki, Jordan Romano, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Borucki Done For Season
Ryan Borucki is finished for the season after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur from the back of his elbow. It is anticipated that Borucki will have a clean bill of health by the time spring training rolls around.
Borucki has had a rough sophomore campaign making only two starts pitching 6.2 innings this season. The 25-year old is an integral part of the Blue Jays rotation moving forward after a successful 2018 rookie season.
Romano Makes Rehab Appearance
Jordan Romano tossed a scoreless inning for the Baby Jays in the Gulf Coast League yesterday. Romano is rehabbing back from an oblique injury after making four relief appearances for the big club this season.
Romano was selected in the Rule 5 draft but made his way back north of the border earlier this season. The rookie was impressive in his cup of coffee with the Jays fanning 11 in 5.1 innings of work.
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Gurriel Jr. Placed On Injured List
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. suffered a Grade 1 quad strain and was placed on the Injured List, however, it is expected he will be ready to return when eligible in ten days. The 25-year old has been an offensive machine since rejoining the club after his demotion.
Gurriel Jr. is batting .279/.331/.548 with 19 home runs and recently became the fastest player to 30 home runs in franchise history. The Blue Jays have yet to make a corresponding roster move to replace Gurriel on the active roster.
Axford Has Bone Spur Removed
Reliever John Axford also had a bone spur removed from his elbow on the same day that Borucki did. The Canadian had made one rehab appearance before undergoing the procedure to rectify his chronic stress reactions. Axford is also expected to be ready for spring training.