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Pirates' Ryan Borucki: Reaches agreement with Pittsburgh
Borucki signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Pirates on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Borucki gets a well-deserved raise after delivering a 2.45 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 33:4 K:BB over 40.1 innings with Pittsburgh in 2023. He projects to operate in a setup role in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ryan Borucki: Opening Sunday's game
Borucki will serve as the Pirates' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Twins, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
He's expected to work in front of Osvaldo Bido, who will likely serve as a bulk reliever after he had been initially listed as the Pirates' starting pitcher for the series finale in Minnesota. The left-handed Borucki previously served as an opener for Bido on July 22 against the Angels, striking out three over 1.2 scoreless frames.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ryan Borucki: Called up from Indianapolis
Borucki's contract was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Sunday.
Borucki will take the roster spot of Jose Hernandez after Hernandez was placed on the injured list with a calf strain. Signed to a minor-league contract by the Pirates in May after electing free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment from the Cubs, Borucki will be a middle-innings option for the Bucs while he's on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ryan Borucki: Inks minors deal with Pittsburgh
Borucki signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Pirates.
Borucki elected to become a free agent after getting pushed off the Cubs' 40-man roster earlier this month. He did not get into a major-league game during his short time with Chicago and will presumably be stationed at the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. The 29-year-old lefty reliever struggled to a 5.68 ERA in 25.1 big-league innings last season between Toronto and Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Borucki: Heads to open market
Borucki elected free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Rather than sticking around in the Cubs organization with the club's top minor-league affiliate, the lefty reliever will hit the open market with the hope of finding a landing spot that can present him with a clearer path back to the majors. Prior to being outrighted off the 40-man roster, Borucki logged a 12.00 ERA and 2.11 WHIP over his nine innings at Iowa.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ryan Borucki: Outrighted to Triple-A
Borucki cleared waivers and was outrighted Friday to Triple-A Iowa, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Borucki can either accept the assignment to Triple-A or elect to become a free agent. He was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday after a short stint in the majors during which he did not make an appearance.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ryan Borucki: Cast off 40-man roster
The Cubs designated Borucki for assignment Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Borucki just had his contract selected to the major-league roster Sunday and he didn't wind up making an appearance during his brief time with the Cubs. Catcher Miguel Amaya has been called up from Double-A Tennessee in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ryan Borucki: Added to MLB roster
The Cubs selected Borucki's contract from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Borucki will have a chance to make his 2023 debut with the Cubs after signing with the club as a non-roster invitee over the winter. The left-hander will be an option in the middle innings while with Chicago. Caleb Kilian was optioned to Iowa in the corresponding transaction.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ryan Borucki: Set for third spring appearance
Borucki (forearm) is scheduled to make his third Cactus League appearance in Monday's game against the Mariners, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Between his first two relief outings of the spring, Borucki gave up one earned run on two hits while striking out three in two innings. The southpaw finished the 2022 season on the Mariners' 60-day injured list due to a forearm strain, and after being removed from Seattle's 40-man roster in November and electing free agency, Borucki struck a minor-league deal with the Cubs in January. He's attending camp as a non-roster invitee and is hoping to win a spot in Chicago's Opening Day bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ryan Borucki: Lands with Cubs
Borucki (forearm) and the Cubs agreed Wednesday on a minor-league deal, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The contract presumably includes an invitation to big-league spring training, where Borucki will look to compete for a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen. Before putting himself in consideration for a roster spot with Chicago, the 28-year-old will first have to prove that he's fully past the left forearm strain that sidelined him for the final two months of the 2022 campaign. Prior to getting hurt last season, Borucki made 32 appearances in the majors between the Blue Jays and Mariners, netting a 5.68 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB across 25.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Borucki: Trying luck in free agency
Borucki (forearm) elected free agency after he cleared outright waivers Wednesday.
Borucki finished the 2022 season on Seattle's 15-day injured list with a left forearm strain, an injury that prevented him from making any appearances out of the bullpen after Aug. 8. With the southpaw having turned in an underwhelming 5.68 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 25.1 big-league innings prior to landing on the shelf, the Mariners weren't interested in adding him back to the 40-man roster and tendering him a contract for 2023. The 28-year-old may be ready to go for spring training, but he'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal in free agency this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Chances for return dwindling
Borucki (forearm) is slated to undergo more medical testing in Seattle before the week is out but is running out of time to return this season, the team's official site reports. "He'd have to put a ball in his hand real soon to have a chance to come back and help us," manager Scott Servais said.
Borucki sustained his injury during an Aug. 8 relief appearance against the Yankees and hit the injured list a day later. Now approaching one month on the shelf and with no reports of an imminent return, it appears Borucki, who's 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and four holds across 21 appearances since joining the Mariners, could be sidelined the rest of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Lands on IL
The Mariners placed Borucki (forearm) on the 15-day injured list Tuesday.
Borucki's move to the IL was easy to see coming after he was diagnosed with a left forearm strain when he exited early in his relief appearance during Monday's loss to the Yankees. Even if Borucki's forearm strain is revealed to be of the low-grade variety, he's still likely to spend more than the minimum 15 days on the shelf. The Mariners recalled fellow left-handed reliever Brennan Bernardino from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Likely IL-bound with forearm strain
The Mariners are expected to place Borucki on the 15-day injured list Tuesday after he was removed from Monday's 9-4 loss to the Yankees with a left forearm strain, Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports 710 AM reports.
He's scheduled to undergo an MRI early Tuesday as the Mariners look to determine the severity of Borucki's forearm strain, but injuries of these sort typically require more than 15 days of recovery time. Since being acquired from the Blue Jays in early June, Borucki has appeared in 21 games out of the Seattle bullpen and has posted a 4.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB in 19 innings while collecting two wins and four holds.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Nabs second win Sunday
Borucki (2-0) recorded the win in a victory over the Rangers on Sunday, firing 1.1 scoreless innings during which he issued two walks and recorded a strikeout.
Borucki wasn't at his sharpest and labored a bit as a result, needing 27 pitches to record four outs. However, the southpaw served as an important bridge to the sixth inning after starter Chris Flexen, working on short rest, exited following 76 pitches. Sunday's appearance was the seventh consecutive scoreless effort for Borucki, and he's now recorded a win in two of his last three outings.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Impressive for first win
Borucki (1-0) nabbed the win in an extra-innings victory over the Blue Jays on Friday, firing two perfect innings during which he recorded a strikeout.
Borucki earned every bit of his first win -- which notably came against his old squad -- turning in a highly efficient outing that saw him pound 14 of his 21 pitches into the strike zone. The 28-year-old southpaw was rewarded for his pristine effort Friday when Eugenio Suarez walked it off with a three-run home run in the bottom of the 11th, and Borucki has now turned in eight scoreless appearances in his last nine trips to the mound, including five straight.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Gets fourth hold Friday
Borucki secured his fourth hold in a win over the Angels on Friday, firing a perfect sixth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Borucki was pretty close to perfect, getting his three outs on 12 pitches, nine which found the strike zone. The southpaw has now contributed four scoreless appearances in his last five trips to the mound, and he's furnished a 4.76 ERA and a pair of holds since making his Mariners debut June 6.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Solid relief effort Sunday
Borucki allowed an earned run on three hits over one inning while recording a strikeout in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.
Borucki pitched to plenty of contact but was fortunate to limit the damage to just one run. The southpaw has generated scoreless efforts in four of his first six appearances in Seattle, but he's given up three earned runs across 1.1 innings in the two outings during which he's been scored upon.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Grabs hold in team debut
Borucki, just traded to the Mariners on Saturday, earned his third hold in a win over the Astros on Monday, getting one out to close out the seventh inning.
Borucki's Mariners debut took all of two pitches but was effective, earning him his first hold since May 20. The southpaw gave up two earned runs in each of his last two appearances with the Blue Jays prior to his trade, so a clean outing of any duration is certainly a welcome sight as he tries to reset in a new locale.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ryan Borucki: Traded to Mariners
Borucki was traded to the Mariners on Saturday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
The reliever was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, but the Mariners sent minor league infielder Tyler Keenan to Toronto in exchange for him Saturday. Borucki owns a 9.95 ERA and 1.89 WHIP with eight strikeouts over 6.1 innings in 11 appearances this year. In order to make room for him on the 40-man roster, Mike Ford was DFA'd by the Mariners on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
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