The rehabbing Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) could be close to making a live game appearance. As he continues to increase the number of live pitches he throws, he is reportedly scheduled to make a minor league appearance.
According to a report by Canadian outlet Sportsnet on Tuesday (Feb. 20), Ryu will throw two innings at the team’s spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, on Feb. 23.안전놀이터
Ryu had thrown one inning three days earlier and was pleased with how “good it felt.”
Ryu underwent left elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) in June last year, and at the time, he was targeting a July 2023 return.
Typically, pitchers who undergo this surgery dedicate about a year to recovery training and then find their feel through catching.
They gradually increase the distance, the number of pitches, and the force with which they throw the ball, before taking the mound and throwing out of the bullpen.
If there are no problems in the bullpen, he will pitch live, and if he receives a passing grade on his velocity, rotation, control, and delivery, he will pitch in a minor league game to get the final feel.
At the current rate of rehabilitation, we could see Ryu’s return next month.
Toronto is also in desperate need of Ryu’s return.
Alec Manoa, who has developed into the team’s ace, has struggled this season and has been removed from the roster.
They’re hoping he can return to his old form.