Ryu Hyun-jin returns in a month… MLB Toronto starting lineup situation is not easy

The return of left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) is approaching in a month.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery in June last year, is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the club’s facility in Dunedin, Florida, with the goal of joining the roster right after the MLB All-Star break.스포츠토토

If the rehabilitation goes smoothly as planned, Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to join the team starting with three home games in the second half of the second half, when he calls the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada, his home on July 15 (Korean time).

Looking at the news of Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation last reported by MLB.com on May 31, Ryu Hyun-jin, who finished the simulation pitch, is about to continue pitching against batters in the near future.

After that, he goes through minor league rehabilitation and enters the countdown to the big league comeback.

However, as Toronto’s starters are not in a good situation, it has emerged as a concern whether it will affect Ryu Hyun-jin’s return schedule.

After the start of the regular season this year, Toronto, which was the only team out of 30 major league teams to appoint only five starting pitchers, sent right-hander Alec Manoa, the team’s next-generation flagship pitcher, to Ryu Hyun-jin on the 7th.

Ryu Hyun-jin, pitching in the bullpen in front of Toronto teammates who came to Toronto during rehabilitation in Florida, USA
[Taken from the Toronto Blue Jays team’s Facebook account. Resale and DB prohibited]

The Dunedin facility where Ryu Hyun-jin trains is where rookies and players rehabilitated after injuries stay and where the Toronto club holds a spring camp in the spring.

25-year-old Manoa is a familiar player to Korean fans as he follows Ryu Hyun-jin like an older brother.

Manoa, who finished third in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year with a record of 16 wins and 7 losses and an average ERA of 2.24 last year, a second year in the big leagues, suffered from severe difficulties from the beginning of this season, with a shabby record of 1 win 7 losses and an ERA of 6.36. left

The Toronto team decided that Manoa’s mentality and technique had completely collapsed to the point where it was difficult to deal with big league hitters, so he made a decision to ‘reset’ in a Dunedin facility that was not burdensome. They did not even set a timetable for when Manoa would return.

For the time being, Toronto plans to finish the first half with four starters and one substitute starter, Kevin Gozman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, and Yusei Kikuchi.

As of the 7th, Gozman is fighting well with 5 wins and 3 losses and an ERA of 2.63, and Bassett and Kikuchi have won the most wins in the team with 6 wins each.

Toronto, which is challenging fall baseball, is ranked 4th in the Eastern Division of the American League, where all five teams have a win rate of over 50%.

It is a situation where it has to challenge the postseason as a league wild card rather than 1st place in the district by 9.5 games behind the district leader Tampa Bay Race. Toronto runs 4th in the league wild card race to occupy 1st to 3rd place with a high winning rate among the remaining 12 teams, excluding the three top teams in the district.

Ryu Hyun-jin returns to the big leagues at a time when the ranking competition is getting fiercer. It is also a crucial aspect on which Toronto’s farming this year will depend.

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