Toronto Blue Jays coach John Schneider said in an interview with local media on the first day of spring training on the 17th (Korean time), “Ryu Hyun-jin is recovering as scheduled. If he returns later this season, the rotation will be straight away. will join,” he said.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who received Tommy John surgery in June of last year, has been smoothly digesting the rehabilitation program so far, so there is an expectation that he will help the team if he returns in the second half of this season. Ryu Hyun-jin also said in an interview with his departure, “He aims to return in July, and I think he will be able to start rehabilitation in June.” Both the player and the club are positive about the rehabilitation and return.안전놀이터
But he doesn’t just come out with rosy prospects. Even if Ryu Hyun-jin returns, there are still many negative opinions about whether he can maintain a healthy body. This is because he was on the injured list countless times even before the elbow surgery.
After transferring to Toronto, in April 2021, he took 10 days off due to hip muscle pain, and in September, he complained of neck pain and also skipped rotation twice. Last year, he was placed on the disabled list at the beginning of the season with inflammation in his left arm, returned on May 15, pitched four games, and was removed from the roster on June 3 with the same symptoms. Eventually, on June 18, Dr. Neil Elatrache took a stab at his left elbow.
Ryu Hyun-jin has been on the injured list a total of 13 times since entering the major leagues in 2013. His shoulders, elbows, hips, feet, groin, neck, and arms were not painful. In this regard, the Blue Jays fan media, Jay’s Journal, delved into the possibility of Ryu Hyun-jin’s revival this season in depth on the 20th.
The focus was on recurrence of the injury. The media said,’Ryu Hyun-jin was amazing in 2020 and the first half of 2021. He threw 125⅓ innings for a 2.66 earned run average. However, since June 2021, his earned run average has taken a nosedive to 5.37 in 137⅓ innings. It is difficult to understand the reason,” he said, introducing that “he, who was a pitcher who was difficult to attack and dominated on the mound in 2019-2020, has become an easy-to-hit pitcher.”
At the same time, he said that if you look at Baseball Servant’s Statcast statistics, you can find out the cause of the sluggishness.
The media said, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin’s restraint was slow throughout his career. A pitcher like that needs two things. Messy phrases and sophisticated phrases. He survived by blending a below-average fastball with an excellent changeup, decent cutter and curveball. In his prime, he spread all kinds of pitches to where he wanted, and he also showed moves that could overwhelm batters,’ he analyzed Ryu Hyun-jin in 2019-2020.
“But in the last two years, all these advantages have disappeared. His pitch was in trouble, but the way he did it was different from other pitchers.” His pitches are not good and bad, similar to last year’s Jose Berrios. He diagnosed it as ‘because he got older and was favored by his opponent.
The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin has regressed due to injuries in the past two years. After worrying that the problems they’ve seen for years could resurface, he said
, “In the worst case, Toronto will run the same rotation throughout the season, but in the best case, they can have a veteran left-hander to help in October.” This means there should be no