The ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, is making good progress in his comeback. He also received a passing grade in the Live BP, where he played offense and defense in real-life situations. The clock is ticking on his return.
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider mentioned Ryu in an interview with local media on Sunday (July 17). “Ryu threw one inning in Live BP. It felt good,” he said.
Ryu went under the knife last year. He underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) on June 2 against the Chicago White Sox and has been rehabbing ever since. He has been rehabbing for more than a year and is preparing for his comeback.
He hasn’t looked too bad in Live BP, which raises expectations for his return. If he gets a passing grade with more Live BP innings, he’ll be ready for the real thing, like a minor league start. If he performs well in the real thing, he could be on his way back to the big leagues.안전놀이터
Toronto also needs Ryu to be healthy. They’re currently in fourth place in the American League East and out of contention for the Fall Classic. They are 11.5 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays. With a wild-card berth on the line, Ryu could turn things around if he returns and performs well. With the clock ticking, it will be interesting to see when Ryu’s return to the big leagues will be complete.