Ryu Hyun-jin, who started his first live pitching, finished 1 inning… Even the command tower gave a “feel good” thumbs up!

Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), a ‘Korean Monster’ who is undergoing rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his left elbow, successfully completed his first live pitching. 

On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), according to a report by Canadian sports media ‘Sportsnet’, Ryu Hyun-jin played one inning of live pitching at the Dunedin, Florida, USA team spring camp training ground. “It felt good,” said director John Schneider. 

Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded 75 wins and 45 losses with an average ERA of 3.27 in 175 major league games (1003⅓ innings), left 2 wins and an average ERA of 5.67 in 6 games (27 innings) last year. He ultimately missed the big league mound, last pitching on June 2 of last year as he underwent Tommy John surgery. 메이저놀이터

Ryu Hyun-jin digested intense training and transformed into a sharper figure through thorough diet management. Ryu Hyun-jin’s goal is to join the starting lineup in the second half. He said, “I am preparing hard so that I can become a member of Toronto from the second half. My goal is to return in the second half.” 

Alec Manoa, who was demoted to the minor leagues in order to rebalance his pitch, played 5 innings through the second simulated pitching. 75 pitches. Coach Schneider welcomed Manoa’s recovery, saying, “I’m satisfied. I’m making good progress.” 

Manoa appeared in 20 games in 2021, the first year of his big league debut, and was recognized as a possibility with 9 wins and 2 losses (3.22 earned run average).

Last year, he climbed the mound 31 times and completed a career high season with a 16-7 record (2.24 ERA). He stood tall as Toronto’s ace, including finishing third in the American League Cy Young Award voting. 

However, he became a troublemaker with pitching below expectations this season. He has 1 win and 7 losses in 13 appearances. His earned run average is 6.36.

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