Teammates are eagerly awaiting the return of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays).
Toronto manager John Schneider spoke to local media before the Blue Jays’ 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday (June 29) to announce Ryu’s big league schedule. Ryu is scheduled to start at home against the Baltimore Orioles on June 2.
Ryu has been on the disabled list since his start against the Chicago White Sox on June 2 last year. He underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction) and underwent a lengthy rehabilitation of about 15 months, and is now 426 days away from making his return.카지노사이트
Ryu is three days away from pitching. His teammates have welcomed the news. First, team ace Kevin Gausman welcomed Ryu. “It’s been so hard this year because we haven’t had a day off,” he told Canadian outlet CBC, “and it’s the perfect time for him to come back.”
Toronto embarked on a 17-game homestand that began today. That’s a lot of pressure on the starting pitching staff. In this situation, the return of proven starter Ryu Hyun-jin is like the end of a drought.
Ryu is also a team cheerleader.
There’s another reason why Gaussman is excited about Ryu. He’s an atmosphere maker. “We’re happy to have him back, and he’s a really fun guy to have in the clubhouse,” Gaussman said.
Young gun Alec Manoa, also known as “Ryu Wishes,” told MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, that he enjoys having Ryu around, saying, “When we were in Florida in June (for the adjustment period), it was nice to have dinner together and talk and help each other out.
MLB.com reported, “There’s a term that stands out when the Toronto teammates call Ryu Hyun-jin. It’s ‘Hyung’ in Korean and ‘Big Brother’ in English.” “Ryu is not a traditional leader, he’s more than a mentor,” he said, explaining Ryu’s positive influence on the team.
Ryu Hyun-jin (left) and Alec Manoa ⓒ Sporting News DB
In his last four rehab appearances, Ryu has pitched a combined 18 innings with one walk, 16 strikeouts, four runs, and a 2.00 ERA. He then joined the big league squad and pitched out of the bullpen in front of Schneider and other coaches.
Afterward, Ryu told Sportsnet and other local media outlets, “I want to do what a starting pitcher is supposed to do. That’s why I’ve been preparing, and I’m ready to start. I want to help the team win in any way I can,” he said, adding, “My teammates are doing their best (to reach the postseason). I want to be a part of the team and help them win,” he said.
Ryu will make his much-anticipated comeback against Baltimore on April 2. ⓒSporting News DB