Jays Journal, a fan site for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB), expressed expectations for the return of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), who is undergoing rehabilitation after undergoing left elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery).
On the 11th (Korean time), Jace Journal reported fans’ expectations for Hyun-jin Ryu through an article titled ‘Healthy Hyun-jin Ryu is more important to Toronto than ever’.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow surgery in June last year, is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the club’s training facility in Dunedin, Florida, USA. Ryu Hyun-jin, who finished his first pitching in the bullpen at the end of last month, is expected to go through actual pitching and minor league rehabilitation this month.
Ryu Hyun-jin aims to return in mid-July, right after the All-Star break.
The Jace Journal said, “Starter Alec Manoa is experiencing an unexpected slump, and Toronto’s starting lineup is lacking in depth. Ryu Hyun-jin can be a kind of savior for Toronto’s starting lineup.”
“This year, the Toronto starting lineup of Kevin Gaussman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassit, and Yusei Kikuchi is holding up well, but it is quite precarious,” he said. “If Ryu Hyun-jin is ready, he can provide a solution,” he predicted.
The Jays Journal added, “If Ryu Hyun-jin returns right after the All-Star break, the Toronto club will be able to save the effort of finding resources to reinforce the starting lineup in the trade market.”
In 2019, while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ryu Hyun-jin achieved an outstanding record of 14-5 with an average ERA of 2.32 and ranked second in the National League Cy Young Award voting. After completing the 2019 season, Ryu Hyun-jin, who became a free agent (FA), signed a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto.먹튀검증
Toronto fans are hoping Hyun-Jin Ryu will get back to his 2019 form.
This year is the final year of my contract with Toronto. Ryu Hyun-jin must show good health after his return so that he can look for another contract.
The Jace Journal emphasized, “It is doubtful whether Hyun-jin Ryu will be able to regain his performance in 2018-2020, when he played his best, but it will definitely help Toronto if he shows an improvement over the last two years when he was sluggish.”