Ryu 'on the verge of a comeback': "I'm on track I'm satisfied"
Expect a return to the big leagues early next month
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who is close to returning to the big leagues after completing his rehabilitation, expressed his satisfaction with the process.
According to a report by Canadian media outlet Sportsnet on Aug. 28 (KST), Ryu said, "The rehabilitation process was very smooth. It went very well as planned without any interruptions," he said.
After four recent rehab appearances, Ryu said, "My fastball is improving every game. I'm getting back on track," and "my pitches are going as well as I want them to go. I'm very satisfied."
Sportsnet reports, "Ryu is not a dominant force on the mound. In his most recent rehab start, his fastball averaged just 88.4 miles per hour (142.3 kilometers per hour). "But he's done a good job with a lot of different pitches.
"I want to do what a starting pitcher is supposed to do, and that's what I've always prepared for, and this rehab was no different," Ryu said, emphasizing that he wants to give the team a chance to win every time he goes out.
Ryu has been rehabbing for more than a year after undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June last year.
Ryu played catch and threw his first bullpen pitch since his surgery in late May. Following the live pitch, Ryu made four rehabilitation appearances in the minors since the beginning of the month to get a feel for the game.
After throwing 85 pitches over six innings in a Triple-A game on April 22, Ryu rejoined the Toronto roster on April 25.
The move coincided with Toronto's three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers from May 25-27, reuniting Hyun-jin Ryu, who played for the Dodgers from 2013 to 2019, with his former teammates.
In his first visit to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, since joining Toronto, Ryu was welcomed by his family and teammates and threw a bullpen on the 27th.
Ryu is expected to return to action next month for a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from April 1-4.
Toronto, currently in third place in the American League East with a 57-46 record, still has fall baseball hopes alive. It is 5.5 games behind first-place Baltimore.
Ryu said, "Everyone is trying their hardest. 토토사이트 I hope I can help the team win," Ryu said.
by sportstotomen on 2023-07-29 12:27:16
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