Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who is aiming to return in the second half, faced a hitter for the first time since last year’s surgery.메이저사이트

Toronto manager John Schneider announced that Hyun-jin Ryu pitched one inning live in a meeting with the local media ahead of an away game against the Texas Rangers on the 17th (Korean time).

“It felt good,” Schneider said.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June last year, is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the club’s training facility in Dunedin, Florida, USA.

Through live pitching that day, Ryu Hyun-jin, who faced a hitter for the first time after surgery, took a step closer to his goal of returning in the second half.

The next step is to increase live pitching innings. If there are no problems up to this point, he will go through a full-fledged return process to improve his sense of practice through a minor league rehabilitation game.

Prior to the 2020 season, Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a four-year, $80 million free agent contract with Toronto, is the final year of his contract this season. He pitched in 49 games for Toronto over the past three seasons, going 21-12 with a 4.07 ERA.

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