After successfully completing four rehabilitation appearances following elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery), Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will join the Toronto squad next week.
“Hyun-jin Ryu, who threw 85 pitches in six innings the day before, will join the team next week against Los Angeles,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, announced on Wednesday.
Toronto is currently in the midst of a three-game series against Seattle and will host the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on the 25th.
MLB.com noted that “joining the team is not a guarantee that Ryu will pitch,” but that “Toronto wants to get a first-hand look at him and make potential plans.”카지노
The same day, CBS Sports reported that “Hyun-jin Ryu is scheduled to pitch his first game of the season next week.” The exact date of the start has not been set, but it is likely that Ryu will make his big league debut next week.
After undergoing left elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) last June, Ryu has been making rehabilitation appearances since this month.
He pitched in the Rookie League on May 5 and Low Single-A on May 10, and then pitched in Triple-A on May 16 and 22 to time his return.
In his final outing, against the Syracuse Mets (affiliated with the New York Mets), he allowed two runs in six innings and threw 85 pitches, signaling that he was ready to return.
On that day, Ryu touched 90.8 miles per hour on his fastball, marking the first time he has touched 90 mph in a rehab start.
Toronto is in need of Ryu’s return as Alex Manoa and Kevin Gausman are currently struggling with injuries and poor performance. If he does return, it will likely be in a six-man rotation or a five-man rotation minus Manoa.