Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays)스포츠토토, who is about to return to the big leagues, will make his final rehabilitation appearance.
Canadian media ‘Sportsnet’ reported on the 19th (Korean time), “Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to play in a minor league Triple-A match against the Syracuse Mets (under the New York Mets) to be held in Syracuse, New York on the 22nd.”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June of last year and has been in rehabilitation for a year, is stepping up his preparations for a last-minute return by steadily appearing in rehabilitation recently.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who previously recorded 42 pitches in 3 innings, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in a Rookie League game on the 5th, and 37 pitches in 4 innings, 3 hits, 1 strikeout and no run in a low single A game on the 10th, went up to Triple A on the 16th, 3 hits in 5 innings. (1 home run) 5 strikeouts, 1 run, 66 pitches and gradually increasing the number of pitches.
In particular, after the game, MILB.com, the official website of the minor leagues, praised Ryu Hyun-jin for starting Triple A, saying, “It was fantastic.”
Sportsnet explained, “The Toronto club aims for Ryu Hyun-jin to throw 80 pitches in 5-6 innings in this rehabilitation appearance.”
In fact, it seems to be the last rehabilitation appearance. Ben Nicholson-Smith, Toronto correspondent for Sportsnet, said, “Hyun-Jin Ryu will throw at least 80 pitches. (If he throws that way) there’s nothing more to check after that. The team believes that,” he said.
Toronto, which already has a starting lineup of five players including Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi, and Alek Manoa, plans to operate the starting rotation with a six-starting system when Ryu Hyun-jin returns.
Now, Ryu Hyun-jin’s return is not far away.