The timeline for Toronto’s Hyun-jin Ryu, 36, to return to the big leagues has been outlined. However, with the trade deadline approaching, the possibility of Ryu being traded has also been raised as his contract expires.
Ryu made his first start for Toronto’s Triple-A Buffalo Bisons against the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) on Nov. 16 (KST), allowing one run on three hits (one home run) in five innings with five strikeouts and no walks. He also earned a passing grade at Triple-A, giving him the green light to return.
Ryu, who underwent elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June, has been making good progress in his rehabilitation. In his previous rehabilitation appearances, he pitched three innings of four-hit ball in the Rookie League on May 5, striking out five and walking one, and four innings of three-hit ball in Single-A on May 10, striking out one and walking none. In his Triple-A outing, he threw 66 pitches, his most since his return, and upped his fastball to 144.5 mph.
Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to make two more rehab appearances before returning to the big leagues. MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Sunday, “Ryu will need more time in the minors to increase his pitch count and refine his delivery. Coming back from Tommy John surgery is not a simple task.” Toronto manager John Schneider also said, “I believe in Ryu, but I want to make sure he’s fully ready. He’ll throw 80 pitches in the next game and close to 100 in the next game to build up.”토스카지노
Meanwhile, the Toronto Star reported, “Ryu is entering the final year of a four-year, $80 million contract he signed with Toronto before the 2020 season. He could rejoin Toronto’s starting rotation or become a trade target.” However, Snider sidestepped his opposition to trading Ryu by saying, “If you have six starters who are performing well, you can use that to your advantage and give your pitchers a break or two.”