Ryu Hyun-jin, who is in rehabilitation, joins the Tampa Bay expedition

“Pitching to be digested”
July speed of return to mound

Ryu Hyun-jin (36), the “monster pitcher” of Toronto, left the mound after undergoing left elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year. And he focused on rehab for close to a year. Finally, Ryu Hyun-jin accompanies the team to the away game and is accelerating preparations for his return.

On the 23rd, Toronto posted a video (photo) of Ryu Hyun-jin in Korean on the club’s official social network service (SNS), saying, “Hello. friend,” he posted. In the video, Ryu Hyun-jin is walking while taking a ‘V pose’ at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto will play 4 consecutive away matches with Tampa Bay from this day, and Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been devoted to rehabilitation in Dunedin, Florida, where the club’s spring camp facility is located, has joined the away team for the first time in a long time. Bluebird Banter, a Toronto fan site, explained, “Ryu Hyun-jin will digest pitching in the bullpen,” and “although a specific pitching schedule has not been set yet, it is in the process of preparing for a comeback.”

After completing the bullpen pitching process, Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to return to the mound in mid-July this year by following the order of live pitching and minor league rehabilitation games. On the 16th, Toronto general manager Ross Atkins also said, “Ryu Hyun-jin plans to throw the ball against hitters next month in real life.”메이저놀이터

Ryu Hyun-jin, who entered the MLB in 2012, has a career record of 75 wins, 45 losses, 1 save and an ERA of 3.27 in 175 games. He signed a 4-year, $80 million (approximately 105.3 billion won) contract with Toronto in 2020, and played 49 games in Toronto, recording 21 wins and 12 losses with an ERA of 4.07. Last year, he went 2-0 in 6 games with an ERA of 5.67. Ryu Hyun-jin, whose four-year contract with Toronto ends this season, is expected to determine his future career after his return.

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