Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) pitched in the bullpen for the first time after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery, and expectations for his return are high in the field. The fans welcomed it more than anyone else.

On the 24th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin digested bullpen pitching ahead of the Tampa Bay Race match in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Coach John Schneider and other Major League Toronto coaching staff and colleagues stood behind Ryu Hyun-jin and watched his pitching from the bullpen.

After throwing the ball, Ryu Hyun-jin said in an interview with local media such as the Toronto Star, “What I like most is to throw the ball.”

He definitely looks thinner than before the surgery. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I wanted to make a big change in appearance,” and emphasized, “My goal is to return to the team in the second half of this year (mid-July).”

Ryu Hyun-jin underwent an elbow ligament joint surgery on June 19, 2022. His rehabilitation process has been steadily followed, and he is improving his condition with the goal of returning in mid-July.

The Toronto Star said, “Ryu Hyun-jin threw a sharp changeup and curveball in bullpen pitching. The most important thing is that he doesn’t feel elbow pain recently. Ryu Hyun-jin is smoothly rehabilitating for a comeback in the second half.”

“Ryu Hyun-jin is still needed in Toronto. He still needs to become a big league pitcher at some point this season. If everything goes smoothly according to plan and schedule, it will help balance the team.”

When Ryu Hyun-jin’s interview and bullpen pitching videos were released, fans went crazy.

This is because Toronto’s current grades are low. Toronto marked 26-23 this season and remains at the bottom of the American League East Division along with the Boston Red Sox (26-23).

In particular,메이저놀이터 it seems to be a great power for the starting mound. Fans’ disappointment grew as Manoa, who had been expected to play the role of an ace among the 5 starters consisting of Chris Bassit, Kevin Gaussman, Jose Berrios, Alec Manoa, and Yusei Kikuchi, performed sluggishly. Manoa is very sluggish this season with an average ERA of 5.15 with 1 win and 4 losses in 50⅔ innings in 10 games.

According to Sportskida, fans welcomed his return by posting tweets such as “Ryu Hyun-jin came to our rescue”, “Looks like he is in the best condition. I missed him so much”, “Good news. We needed him”.

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