Toronto Blue Jays coach John Schneider mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin, who is in rehabilitation. On the 18th (hereafter Korean time), he told Canadian Sportsnet, “As a veteran, Ryu Hyun-jin is a great presence around the team, and even after recovering from Tommy John surgery, he can still bring something to the lineup.”
Ryu Hyun-jin is undergoing rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2022. After the 2022 season, the period of his stay in Korea was also reduced at least, and he refrained from appearing on broadcast programs such as entertainment. It is rumored that he is determined to show something in the 2023 season after thoroughly rehabilitating.
When Ryu Hyun-jin left Korea 스포츠토토 at the end of December last year, he announced that he was rehabilitating with the goal of rehabilitating in the minor leagues in June and returning to the major leagues in July. Circumstances, he is throwing the ball again at this point, and it is highly likely that he has entered the stage of raising the pace by enduring the pain to some extent.
He already underwent Tommy John surgery once in high school, so his rehabilitation know-how is excellent. The best scenario is to go to the major leagues in July or at the start of the second half according to his own goals. Since he could miss the entire season if the pain occurs again after returning to the major leagues, thorough management is essential.
Ryu Hyun-jin is eligible to go to the 2023-2024 free agency market. Of the 4-year, 80 million dollar (approximately 104.8 billion won) contract, it is a position to lose a year and a half. In the final season of his contract, he will want to build his pride and help the team to some extent. Toronto also needs Ryu Hyun-jin, as coach Schneider said.
I’m not sure that ace Alec Manoa will have a second straight Cy Young level season. Jose Berrios was also insecure at the WBC, and Yusei Kikuchi has a good pace in the exhibition match, but we need to see more. Freshman Chris Bassett is uneasy about the exhibition game. Mitch White had shoulder issues.
Because of this, the local media sees that the Toronto starting lineup this season is full of uneasy elements. If Ryu Hyun-jin can support the back of the starting lineup in a healthy way in the second half, he will gain more momentum. Of course, the reality is that Ryu Hyun-jin is also one of the players with many variables in Toronto. First of all, coach Schneider made it clear that Ryu Hyun-jin was included in the season plan.