Toronto is looking to bolster its starting rotation. Ben Lively, who returned to the big leagues after playing for Samsung, is being considered to bolster Toronto’s starting rotation while Ryu Hyun-jin’s status remains in question.
Sportsnet reported on March 13 (KST), “Even if Ryu returns, there’s no guarantee he’ll be good. Toronto needs a starter. They could do a bullpen 토토사이트 day, but it’s better to find another starter,” adding, “Even if it’s not necessarily a starter, it will help the team until either (struggling) Manoa or Hyun-Jin Ryu is ready.”
Lively (Cincinnati), Joey Lucchesi (New York Mets), Chase Anderson (Colorado) and Paolo Espino (Washington) are among Toronto’s starting pitching candidates, according to Sportsnet. Lively wore a Samsung uniform during the 2019 season and was released in June 2021 due to a shoulder injury. In three years in South Korea, he went 10-12 with a 4.14 ERA. After returning to the United States and signing a minor league contract with Cincinnati, Lively was promoted to the big leagues in May of this year and is 3-4 with a 4.21 ERA in seven games. He has made five starts.
Toronto’s starting rotation includes Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, Manoa and Yusei Kikuchi, but Manoa, who broke out last year, has struggled with a 1-7 record and 6.36 ERA. Ryu, who underwent elbow surgery last June, is in the final stages of rehabilitation with a goal of returning in July.