Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki has undergone surgery to clean up bone spurs in his elbow, Scott Mitchell of TSN tweets. Borucki will avoid a Tommy John procedure, but his season is still over. He should be ready for spring training, per Mitchell.
Borucki’s a past Tommy John patient who will wind up sitting out almost all of this season because of elbow problems. The 25-year-old made his 2019 debut July 22 and then proceeded to make one more start before going back on the injured list with elbow inflammation. His year will wrap up with 10 runs (eight earned) allowed on 15 hits and six walks/six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
The hope coming into the season was that Borucki would continue developing into a legitimate building block for rebuilding Toronto. Borucki looked like one in 2018, his rookie year, as he amassed 97 2/3 innings of 3.87 ERA/3.80 FIP ball with 6.17 K/9 and 3.04 BB/9. He’s not on track to reach arbitration until after 2021, so there’s still plenty of time for a healthy Borucki to establish himself with the Blue Jays.