Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36)’s return to the major leagues has entered the countdown.
MLB.com, the official major league 안전놀이터 media, said on the 19th (Korean time), “Ryu Hyun-jin, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will pitch on the 22nd. Ryu Hyun-jin plans to pitch in a game for the minor league Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in New York.”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded 75 wins and 45 losses with a 3.27 ERA in 175 major league games (1003⅓ innings), struggled last season with 2 wins and an ERA of 5.67 in 6 games (27 innings) and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery. He has yet to pitch a single game in the big leagues this season.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is undergoing rehabilitation in the minor leagues, is picking up the pace with a good record of 1 win and 1.50 ERA in 3 games (12 innings). MLB.com said, “Toronto will hope that Ryu Hyun-jin will show something with 80 pitches in 5 innings. If Ryu Hyun-jin shows a good recovery and finishes this mound well, there won’t be much left to prove.”
Toronto suffered a loss with 4 hits (1 home run), 5 walks and 4 runs in 3 innings despite Alec Manoa’s first appearance in the second half. The season performance is sluggish with an average ERA of 6.18 with 2 wins and 8 losses in 15 games (67 innings).
Toronto, where even Kevin Gaussman, who played the role of an ace in the first half, was injured, is in desperate need of reinforcement of starting pitchers. Will Ryu Hyun-jin successfully complete his last rehab pitch and return to the big leagues to give strength to Toronto’s starting lineup?