Major League Baseball (ML) was looking at Ryu Hyun-jin (36) as a player who presented the future to the Toronto Blue Jays.
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, noted on the 21st (Korean time), “As the elbow rehabilitation progresses, Ryu Hyun-jin wants to finish what he started.”
Ryu Hyun-jin,카지노 who underwent elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery) last June, is currently undergoing rehabilitation with the goal of returning in July this year. The process is smooth. According to MLB.com, Ryu Hyun-jin has recently been throwing the ball by increasing the distance to 90 feet and 120 feet sequentially on flat ground. If it is judged that his elbow has recovered 100%, it is known that he will be able to pitch in the bullpen around April.
This season is the final year of Ryu Hyun-jin’s 4-year, $80 million free agent contract with Toronto. In the first year of his debut, he had the best season, including 5 wins and 2 losses in 12 games and an earned run average of 2.69, ranking third in the American League Cy Young, but his performance was poor afterwards. His record for three years in Toronto was 21-12 with an ERA of 4.07 in 49 games. Now 37 years old, he is dreaming of Toronto and The Last Dance.
Ryu Hyun-jin said in a spring camp interview that day, “I think the ideal date is mid-July. I will continue my rehabilitation so that I can compete until then. If our team plays the postseason in October, I hope I can play with the team.” He expressed his feelings.
There were more bad days than good days, and we are running towards the end, but MLB.com put great significance in Ryu Hyun-jin’s joining Toronto in 2020. The media said, “At that time, it was the early days when young and key players with famous names in Toronto just made their debut.” “Ryu Hyun-jin gave these players a way to move forward and showed them how to win together. The player who represented the next stage was Ryu Hyun-jin.”
In fact, Toronto succeeded in advancing to the postseason for the first time in four years since 2016 with ace Ryu Hyun-jin in 2020. This year, three years after that, things have changed a lot since then. Unlike 2020, when there was a lack of reliable pitchers besides Ryu Hyun-jin, now there is a five-start system of Kevin Gausman, Alec Manoa, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassit, and Yusei Kikuchi.
MLB.com said, “Toronto is not in a hurry to return Hyun-jin Ryu. The return date is also flexible.” “They assumed that Hyun-jin Ryu would not be part of the starting rotation. Whether he returns to form or not, it will be a bonus for Toronto.”
The current Toronto 5 starting system is somewhat unstable. Berrios and Kikuchi have long since disappointed and are not free from injury problems. That is why Hyun-Jin Ryu is regarded as Toronto’s bonus. MLB.com said, “In a situation where the team’s top prospect, Ricky Tideman, can also be a potential starting candidate, Ryu Hyun-jin’s return could be a blessing for Toronto by then.” I will finish rehabilitation at a minor league ballpark, bullpen, etc., but it is worth trying one more time (even if it is a comeback in any form).”