“Where will Ryu Hyun-jin play next year?”

This is a question that many major league fans have in the 2023 season. Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays ends at the end of this season. After the World Series ends, five days later, it is thrown into the market.토토사이트 순위

It’s not a very ideal situation. He is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. It’s rare to find a player like Tommy John recovering from major surgery doing well in his comeback season. Usually, there are many cases in which the sense of return season is restored and it returns to the normal track from the next season. However, Ryu Hyun-jin has a wide river called FA in the middle.

First of all, the goal of ‘return in the second half’ is proceeding as planned. He made two successful rehab appearances and is now expected to pitch two more at Triple-A. Do not be surprised if the news of his comeback comes out in July.

At least Ryu Hyun-jin is lucky compared to other free agent veterans who will be thrown into the market. Because he has a ‘place to return’. His original team, the Hanwha Eagles, is right there.

Ryu Hyun-jin had previously expressed his intention to spend the end of his playing career in Korea, especially in Hanwha. Considering his age, which is in his mid-seventies, it is true that the time has come to think about the time of his comeback. Some even predict that ‘Isn’t it already finished with the talk’?

What does he think of himself as a player? When I asked him, ‘This could be his last season (in the big leagues),’ he said, ‘Yes. He must leave it to chance.”

If he decides to stay in the big leagues in 2024, what will keep him here?

Ryu Hyun-jin thought for a moment and then replied, “Something like that you can still compete?”

Some of the veterans find a team in the free agency market through a split contract, and then compete to enter the opening roster in spring camp and struggle to continue their careers.

Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I don’t think I will go that far,” and cited “major league contracts” as the criterion for staying in the big leagues.

As in any other free agency market, many veteran pitchers are expected to appear in the free agency market after the 2023 season is over. Starting lefties include Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Jordan Montgomery, James Paxton, Martin Perez, Blake Snell, Julio Urias and Alex Wood. Andrew Heaney, Sean Manea, Wade Miley and Eduardo Rodriguez could be on the market under the terms of their contracts.

It seems like a lot, but due to the nature of the injury-prone position, an experienced left-hander will always be popular in the market. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton even said, “Lefties are gold.”

In the end, it is the performance he will show for the rest of the season and the market’s judgment that will determine whether he remains in the big leagues.

The judgment of the market is something that players cannot help. The only thing left is to show the best appearance after his return.

“It’s up to me for two months,” he said, biting his lip.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who joined the Blue Jays team, is scheduled to make his third rehabilitation appearance at Triple-A Buffalo on the 16th (Korean time) a day later. According to local media such as ‘Sports Net’, he is expected to be on the mound at the level of 65 pitches in 4 to 5 innings.

A payoff pitch is a ball thrown by a pitcher on a full count of 3 balls and 2 strikes. If translated, it would be about ‘crystal ball’. This ball can be a heavy fastball, sometimes a sharp breaking ball, and sometimes a misfire. Just as the ball that leaves the pitcher’s hand no longer belongs to the pitcher, the text that leaves the reporter’s hand no longer belongs to the reporter. It is up to you, the reader, to judge.

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