MLB.com Ryu Hyun-jin’s upcoming return makes Toronto’s starting lineup stronger
As Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto) finished his first rehabilitation appearance, prospects for his return to the big leagues are emerging.
Canadian local media such as “SportsNet” and “Toronto Sun” delivered Toronto’s next starting rotation on the 9th, and as for Ryu Hyun-jin, he reported the possibility of returning during the Tampa Bay away series, which begins on the 14th.
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched in the Triple-A game on the 8th and threw 74 in four innings, recording five hits and five runs (two earned runs) including a home run. It was the first real game since he was on the injured list due to an arm injury. It is also the last step to prepare for a return to the big leagues. As he confirmed that there was no problem with his physical condition, he no longer appears in rehabilitation and seems to be returning to the big leagues immediately.
Toronto will take a day off after four consecutive away games against Cleveland on the 9th and play two away games against the New York Yankees on the 11th. Kikuchi Yusei and Jose Berrios will start, and Toronto will take a day off and start three consecutive away games against Tampa Bay from the 14th. The first start was Kevin Gausman and was not confirmed from the next start. Local media believe that Ryu Hyun-jin is likely to take the mound on the 15th, the second game of the three consecutive away games. Ryu Hyun-jin will join the team from the away game in New York 안전공원추천
The official website of the Major League also predicts that Ryu Hyun-jin will return around the middle of this month, adding, “The Toronto rotation centered on Gaussian will soon become stronger. When Ryu Hyun-jin returns, the Toronto rotation composition will be perfect. If that happens, Stripling will have to go back to being a long-relief or a sixth starter,” he said.
Earlier, when Ryu Hyun-jin was preparing for his return in earnest, the official website of the Major League put weight on Ross Stripling, who was playing as an alternative starter. If Ryu Hyun-jin returns, Toronto will use the two starters side by side as a “piggyback” strategy. However, after Ryu Hyun-jin finishes his rehabilitation, Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to start and Stripling will be the next pitcher. Stripling started the second game of the doubleheader against Cleveland and stepped down with five hits and four runs in four innings.
CBS Sports also predicted, “Stripling did not start and produced terrible results, but Ryu Hyun-jin played four innings in rehabilitation, so he is likely to return to the bullpen soon.”