By Hanam Jik Lee = Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will pitch out of the bullpen in front of manager John Schneider.
It is the last gateway to his return to the big leagues.
“Hyun-jin Ryu will join Toronto’s trip to Los Angeles (LA) on the 25th and will pitch in the bullpen at Dodger Stadium on the 25th or 26th,” Sportsnet Canada reported on 24th (Korea time).
“On paper, Ryu could pitch against the Dodgers on the 27th, but it seems more likely that he will pitch during the three-game series against the Angels at Anaheim Angels Stadium on the 29th-31st.”
After a three-game series against the Dodgers from 25-27, the Jays will take a day off on the 28th and then play a 17-game series from 29th to 14th August without a single day off.
Ryu Hyun-jin is ready to return after a long rehabilitation.
If Ryu starts against the Angels on the 29th, the first day of the 17-game series, he will be the first Korean-Japanese starter against Shohei Ohtani (Angels).
The Angels have already announced Ohtani as their starter on the 29th.
Ryu and Oh made their first start at Angels Stadium on 27 May last year.
Ryu was the winner that time. Ryu pitched five innings of six-hit, one-run ball to earn the win, while Oh took the loss after giving up five runs on six hits in six innings.
Ryu was held to two hits, one walk and one strikeout against Ohtani, who also doubles as a hitter.
However, Ryu underwent ligament splicing surgery on his left elbow on 19 June last year and began a long and lonely rehabilitation.
Ohtani continued to dominate at the plate and remain the biggest star in baseball.
Ryu Hyun-jin is almost ready to return.
He pitched out of the bullpen in May, pitched live in June as scheduled, and made four minor league appearances in July.
On the 22nd, he started a Triple-A game and gave up two runs on three hits (two homers) and a walk over six innings. He struck out five.
Ryu, who threw 85 pitches, his most since the surgery, also upped his fastball’s velocity to 90.8 miles per hour (about 146 kilometres per hour).
Toronto will accompany Ryu on a trip to Los Angeles on the 25th and has scheduled him to pitch out of the bullpen. It’s a final check for his return to the big leagues.카지노
Since reaching the majors in 2013, Ryu has compiled a career record of 75-45-1 with one save and a 3.27 ERA in 175 career games in the big leagues.
After undergoing elbow surgery, Ryu’s win clock was stopped for 13 months while he rehabbed.
If Ryu’s comeback is against Ohtani, the stakes are even higher.
Even if his start date is on the 30th or 31st, Ryu will mark his return to the big leagues with a two-game series against Ohtani.