Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) threw one last bullpen session to check in with his body before returning to the major leagues.
Ryu threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday.
Ryu worked with Toronto’s starting catcher, Danny Jansen. Toronto manager John Schneider and other members of the coaching staff watched. Ryu will make his big league debut on April 2 against the Baltimore Orioles at home. That’s three days away.
Since undergoing ligament splicing surgery on his left elbow on June 19 last year, Hyun-jin Ryu has made four minor league appearances to get a feel for the game. Ryu joined the Toronto roster on June 25 and pitched out of the bullpen at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 27.
After pitching in the bullpen, Ryu told local media, “As a starting pitcher, I want to create a platform for my team to win. It’s important to me what role I have to play as a starting pitcher. It doesn’t matter what team I’m facing.” “I tried not to get frustrated during the rehabilitation process. I think I did a good job of that.”토스카지노
Schneider was pleased with Ryu’s return, saying, “It’s unbelievable to see him improve his pitching feel and control on his own. He’s that kind of player,” he said, adding, “The speed of his recovery is very impressive, but it’s not surprising, because he’s a great player (in the first place).”