Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), 메이저사이트 who is undergoing rehabilitation after left elbow surgery, is showing a smooth recovery. As early as next month, he will begin pitching in the bullpen.
‘Jace Journal’, which deals with Toronto news, said on the 9th (Korean time), “Ryu Hyun-jin had good results in 2020 (12 games, 5 wins, 2 losses, 2.69 ERA) and 2021 (31 games, 14 wins, 10 losses, average ERA 4.37). But last year, after six games, he suffered an elbow injury and ended up on the operating table.”
He also added, “There are positive signs that could imply Ryu Hyun-jin’s mid-season return. He has lost 15 pounds (6.8 kg) over the past two months and will start pitching in the bullpen as early as next month.”
If Ryu Hyun-jin returns in good health, it is expected to be of great help to the team.
The media said, “If Ryu Hyun-jin returns in good health before and after the All-Star break, it could be another option for Toronto. He can serve as the 6th starter or transform into a long relief agent depending on the situation.”
‘Jace Journal’ emphasized the importance of restoring normal condition, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin proved that he is an outstanding pitcher by ranking third in the Cy Young Award voting following the National League selection in the 2019 All-Star Game.”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a 4-year, $80 million free agent contract with Toronto in December 2019, went 21-12 with an average ERA of 4. 07 with 231 strikeouts. This year is the last year of the 4-year contract, so we need to show competitiveness after returning.
The media explained, “Chad Green, who moved to Toronto last month, is also recovering after elbow surgery. Green, like Hyun-jin Ryu, is also aiming for a mid-season return. If the two pitchers return as scheduled, it is like reinforcing the mound ahead of the trade deadline.”