Ryan Boruki, who ate rice with Ryu Hyun-jin at the Toronto Blue Jays, will make a new start at the Chicago Cubs.

‘Fanside’ reporter Robert Murray said on the 5th (Korean time), “According to sources, left-handed pitcher Boruki has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs. He played for Toronto for five years and wore a Seattle Mariners uniform last year.”

Boruki began his professional career with Toronto’s pick in the 2012 draft. Since then, he has steadily grown in the minor leagues, and in 2018, he even reached the 8th place in the team’s prospect rankings.

After Ryu Hyun-jin joined Toronto for the 2020 토토 season, I wanted to get advice from him. And he is said to have learned the cutter while practicing pitching together during spring camp. At that time, his name was known to many domestic fans.

Boruki, who stepped on the big league stage from the 2018 season, recorded a total of 10 wins, 9 losses, 4.45 ERA, 10 holds and 136 strikeouts in 5 seasons. But last year, he collapsed with an 11-game ERA of 9.95 in Toronto, and was eventually assigned.

Afterwards, wearing a Seattle uniform, he recorded 2 wins, 4.26 ERA, 4 holds, and 13 strikeouts, but even Seattle let him go and left the team lonely.

It’s not all bad news for Boruki, who joined the Cubs. The Cubs lack a decent left-handed bullpen. Brandon Hughes and Anthony Kay, who ate together in Toronto, are the only left-handed bullpen options.

‘MLB Trade Rumors’ predicted that Boruki would be able to rise to the big league roster, and the Cubs said they could keep him until the 2024 season through salary arbitration.