Ryu Hyun-jin will join the starting rotation as soon as he returns
Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto), who left after undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction surgery in the middle of the 2022 season, is continuing his smooth rehabilitation process toward his return in the middle of the season. Toronto has not forgotten Ryu Hyun-jin at all, although he has been out of power for quite a long time.
to struggle with elbow pain early last season After all, Ryu Hyun-jin, who took the elbow surgery table on June 18, is currently rehabilitating at a normal speed. It is true that he is carefully rehabilitating as he is old in his second elbow surgery, but his pace is currently at a level that is not much different from other players. Ryu Hyun-jin, who met on the 17th (Korea Standard Time), explained, “We are playing the 40m level of the step-by-step pitching program (ITP).”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been aiming to return since mid-July, when the second half of the season begins, is continuing his bloody rehabilitation in South Korea and the U.S. in the offseason. As a result, fortunately, he is carrying out a normal rehabilitation schedule, and the possibility of a successful return is increasing that much.
Toronto coach John Schneider was also delighted. Schneider, who watched Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation process, said, “He is on the exact schedule.
To prepare for a year without Ryu Hyun-jin, Toronto filled one more spot as a starter by recruiting Chris Bassit, a right-handed starting resource for this off-season. Analysts say that the first to fourth starters, which lead to Kevin Gaussman, Alec Manoa, Jose Berrios, and Bassit, are indisputable. Yusei Kikuchi and Mitch White compete in spring training for the other spot. For this reason, some pessimistic predictions have emerged that Ryu Hyun-jin cannot guarantee a starter even if he returns.
However, Schneider vowed to start the starting rotation as soon as Ryu Hyun-jin returns under the assumption that rehabilitation will proceed normally. Coach Schneider met with reporters after the first day of the team’s spring training training on the 17th (Korea Standard Time) and said with satisfaction, “Ryu Hyun-jin is carrying out his (rehabilitation) schedule as scheduled.”
Schneider said, “He’s been in shape since Toronto last year until the offseason here. “He was where he should be,” he praised, adding, “Ryu Hyun-jin was the player who led the team well in 2020 and was our No. 1 selection in 2021. “It will be a huge booster for us to be able to bring back a player with such experience at some point this year, he predicted 토토검증
Coach Schneider then predicted, “He will definitely enter the rotation (when he returns from injury).” This means that it will give priority for now as it has sufficient experience, skills, and status within the team. Unless Ryu Hyun-jin is not very sluggish on the ground, the priority is expected to continue.