Thursday Sep 28, 2023

Ryu Hyun-jin “The Mound is Where I’m Supposed to Be”, Korean Monster Finally Returns

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who is set to return to the big leagues after a one-year absence, has expressed satisfaction with his rehabilitation process.

Canadian media outlet Sportsnet reported an interview with Ryu on Aug. 28 (KST).

After undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction surgery in June last year, Ryu recently completed four successful rehabilitation appearances in the minor leagues and is awaiting a call-up to the big leagues.

“My rehab went well according to plan without any interruptions,” Ryu said, “and my command and velocity improved every time I pitched. I have a better feel for my curveball, changeup, and cutter,” he said.

“The mound is where I’m supposed to be,” he said of his return.

“Ryu is not a dominant pitcher on the mound,” said Sportsnet. In his recent rehab appearances, Ryu’s fastball has averaged 88.4 mph (about 142.3 km/h) and touched 90.8 mph (146.1 km/h). With his velocity, he just needs to find an off-speed pitch.”

“I’ve been preparing to do what a starting pitcher has to do, and I want to do whatever it takes to help the team win (after returning),” Ryu said.

Ryu pitched out of the bullpen at Dodger Stadium on July 27, when Toronto hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will then throw one simulated game before finalizing his timetable for return.온라인카지노

Local speculation is that Ryu will make his return during a four-game home series against the Baltimore Orioles from April 1-4. Toronto plans to use a six-man starting rotation, including Ryu, as the team begins a “17-game homestand of death” on April 29.

Ryu said, “Everyone is trying their best. I hope I can help the team win,” Ryu said.


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