Ryu Hyun-jin안전놀이터 (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who has been preparing for a comeback after a long-term rehabilitation, was given a mission by the local media. 4 years, 80 million dollars (approximately 106.2 billion won) In the final year of his contract, it is to erase the controversy over eating and running and prove the value of Ace again.
The Jays Journal, which specializes in the news of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League, delivered news of Ryu Hyun-jin’s bullpen pitching on the 20th (Korean time) and said, “Ryu Hyun-jin needs to clearly prove his value at the end of the season this year. ”he emphasized.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament surgery in June last year, is currently digesting a rehabilitation schedule in Dunedin, Florida, where the Toronto spring camp facility is located. Recently, he raised his senses through catch balls and bullpen pitching with bullpen pitcher Chad Green, and plans to conduct live pitching with batters upright in June. At this rate, there is a high possibility that Ryu Hyun-jin’s return in July, which he initially aimed for, will become a reality.
The Jace Journal said, “According to Toronto general manager Ross Atkins, Ryu Hyun-jin and Green are currently digesting a bullpen session in Dunedin. Sooner or later, he will set up a hitter and conduct live pitching, and at this rate, it seems possible to put him into practice in June. This is very encouraging news for Toronto, who needs to strengthen the mound this season,” welcomed Ryu Hyun-jin, who started his return.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who became Toronto Ace for 4 years and 80 million dollars, led the team to the postseason for the first time in 4 years with an average ERA of 2.69 in 12 games in the 2020 season, when the number of games was reduced due to Corona 19. He successfully spent the first year of his contract, finishing third in Cy Young Award (American League) voting, the highest honor for a major league pitcher.
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Ryu Hyun-jin suffered a severe slump at the end of the 162-game full-time season the following year, disappointing Toronto fans. Afterwards, in 2022, he suffered a sluggish performance with an average ERA of 5.67 in 6 games, 2 wins, and ended the season early with surgery on his left elbow ligament joint in June. Ryu Hyun-jin’s total three-season record in Toronto was 49 games, 21 wins, 12 losses, and an average ERA of 4.07 (119 ERA in 263 innings).
The Jace Journal said, “Ryu Hyun-jin was a key free agent who signed with Toronto in 2019. Afterwards, he proved his ransom by leading Toronto to the fall stage in 4 years in the 2020 season, which was a shortened Corona 19 season. It even rose to the final Cy Young vote that year,” he said. “However, Ace regressed in 2021. He even underwent Tommy John surgery, which ended the 2022 season, and has not been able to throw the ball so far.” Hyunjin Ryu looked back on the past three years.
After going through sluggishness and surgery, he is now in the final year of his contract. The media gave Ryu Hyun-jin a task. The nuance was rather chilly. The Jays Journal said, “Toronto sees both Hyun-jin Ryu and Green as key powers for a rebound this season,” and “In particular, Hyun-jin Ryu needs to clearly prove his value as a free agent at the end of the 2023 season.”