Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) returned with a slimmer figure. Ryu Hyun-jin, who completed his rehabilitation at Triple A, admitted that he lost 30 pounds (approximately 13 kg).
On the 16th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin started a match against the minor league Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (under Detroit) held at Sailon Field in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw 66 pitches in 5 innings and allowed 3 hits, but struck out 5 and threw well with 1 run.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched 37 pitches in 4 innings in his last appearance, returned to almost normal condition.안전놀이터
Canadian media ‘Toronto Star’ said, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin showed a sharp appearance in Triple A. His return is near. He is expected to make at least one more start at Triple-A,’ the report reported.
The Toronto Star met Ryu Hyun-jin and heard his impressions.
Ryu Hyun-jin expressed satisfaction, saying, “I’m really happy. I was able to throw as I wanted to. I feel good.”
Ryu Hyun-jin said he threw a lot of four-seams and cutters, but he didn’t mean to.
Ryu Hyun-jin said, “You have to mix all the pitches. I tried to throw at least 65 pitches. I wanted to hit the hitters as quickly as possible. I was very satisfied with this pitch.”
The Toronto Star explained that Ryu Hyun-jin lost about 30 pounds as a side effect of his recovery.
Ryu Hyun-jin said, “It may be helpful to be a little lighter. I paid more attention to what I ate, but I lost weight naturally.”
The Toronto Star pointed out that Ryu Hyun-jin could be the subject of a trade.
Regarding this, Ryu Hyun-jin drew a line, saying, “There is no problem with my arm. I do not think about trade at all. It is important to focus only on rehabilitation now.”
Hyun-jin Ryu signed a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto ahead of the 2020 season. This year is the last season.
Ryu Hyun-jin recorded an average ERA of 3.27 with 75 wins and 45 losses in his 9 major league seasons. He appeared in 49 starts in Toronto uniform and marked 21-12 with a 4.07 earned run average. Ryu Hyun-jin underwent elbow ligament joint surgery in 2022.