The team is also looking forward to Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), 메이저사이트 who is concentrating on rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery).

Canadian media Toronto Sun said on the 17th (Korean time), “Toronto hopes that Ryu Hyun-jin, who was injured, can return this season.”

Ryu Hyun-jin underwent Tommy John surgery in June of last year, ending his season early. Concentrating on rehabilitation while also reducing his schedule in Korea, he recently joined Toronto’s spring camp. Photos of Ryu Hyun-jin posted on social media in Toronto received responses such as “Is he coming to the camp?” and “The calves are amazing.”

The club also expressed satisfaction with the current physical condition. General manager Ross Atkins said, “Ryu Hyun-jin did his best, and he is working every day to come back as quickly as possible,” and “rehabilitation is going well.” At the same time, he added, “Ryu Hyun-jin has already become stronger.”

Although he recorded a rather sluggish season last year (2 wins, undefeated average ERA of 5.67), Ryu Hyun-jin’s place is guaranteed. Toronto coach John Schneider said, “I don’t know how long it will take, but if Ryu Hyun-jin returns, he will give up a starting spot.”

Currently, Toronto has no time to hit and enter the 4th starter. Chris Bassitt (34), who was recruited ahead of this season, is also expected to take a spot in the existing three starters of Alec Manoa (25), Kevin Gausman (32), and Jose Berrios (29). Although Yusei Kikuchi (32) and Mitch White (29) are competing for the 5th starter,

This seems to be due to Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance in the first two seasons. Joining Toronto in 2020, he was ranked third in the American League Cy Young Award with a 5-2 2.69 ERA that year, which was a shortened 60-game season. In 2021, he won 14 wins and kept his starting rotation. If it is ‘Healthy’ Ryu Hyun-jin, there is a high possibility of repeating this performance.

Also, among the pitchers in the team, receiving the second highest annual salary (20 million dollars) after Gaussman (21 million dollars) is a reason to guarantee Ryu Hyun-jin’s starting position. As most major league teams give more opportunities to high-payers, Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to follow suit.

If Ryu Hyun-jin returns to the already strong rotation, Toronto’s pitching staff is expected to rise to the highest level in the league. ESPN of the United States said, “Can Ryu Hyun-jin return in the middle of the season as expected?” and “Toronto’s rotation is not only excellent, but also has opportunities to become thicker.”

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