Scott Mitchell, TSN’s Toronto correspondent, recently announced the smooth rehabilitation of Ryu Hyun-jin through his SNS and conveyed the words of general manager Ross Atkins. General manager Atkins said, “The date of Ryu Hyun-jin’s return will not be set in advance. Ryu Hyun-jin is going with the flow of players who have undergone normal Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery).”

Ryu Hyun-jin, who was on the operating table in June of last year, started long toss in February, and after pitching in the bullpen, he digested live pitching this month. If there are no major problems, he is expected to return to the big leagues after going through minor league rehabilitation. He will most likely return in mid-July before or after the All-Star break.

The current Toronto starting lineup consists of Kevin Gaussman, Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi and Chris Bassett. It is actually a four-man rotation, with Alec Manoa, who went down to the minor leagues due to extreme sluggishness, missing. With the return of Ryu Hyun-jin and Manoa, the key is whether Toronto will be able to shake off the worries of the starting lineup. Toronto is concerned about the wild card race.

General Manager Atkins also said, “We need to balance the progress of Hyun-jin Ryu and Manoa,” but also said, “(If we make a trade), the clear priority is adding starting pitchers.” If you read the meaning between the lines, it means that if Ryu Hyun-jin and Manoa do not meet expectations after returning, they will start recruiting starting pitchers.토토사이트

This year is the final season of the contract for Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a free agent contract with Toronto in 2020 for 4 years and 80 million dollars (approximately 104.7 billion won). Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 5 wins and 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.69 in 2020, which was played in a shortened 60-game season, and won 14 wins in 2021. Ryu Hyun-jin, who was on the operating table last year, can change the future of individuals and Toronto depending on how he shows on the mound after his return. 

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