Ryu Hyun-jin ‘on track for big league return’ makes second live appearance in Single-A on Tuesday

Reporter Oh Sang-jin= “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will make his second career start.

Ryu will start the game against the Tampa Taftons (affiliated with the New York Yankees) of the Single-A Florida State League at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, on May 10.

Since undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 18 last year, Ryu has been rehabbing with the goal of returning in the second half of the 2023 season. Ryu, who has been working tirelessly to rehabilitate his body, including losing about 13 kilograms of weight, threw his first live pitch on June 17, nearly a year after the surgery.메이저사이트

He followed that up with a live start in the Rookie League over the past five days, throwing a total of 42 pitches in three innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out five. His fastball sat between 87 and 88 miles per hour (about 140 and 141.6 kilometers per hour), indicating that his rehabilitation process is going well.

After his first real start, Ryu will take the mound again after four days of rest. According to Toronto manager John Schneider, he will pitch three to four innings. At this rate, Ryu could be back on the big league mound by the end of July, which was his goal.

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