Schneider cautiously pushes for return
Coming back after the trade deadline next month
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays-photo) has delayed his return.
According to Sportsnet, Toronto manager John Schneider said on Friday that Ryu “likely won’t start this week’s game against the Los Angeles Angels” and will “throw a simulated game” ahead of a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While Ryu is expected to pitch out of the bullpen and start against the Angels on the 29th, Schneider is cautious.
Ryu has been rehabbing for about 13 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year to repair ligaments in his elbow. On the 22nd, he pitched six innings against the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, giving up two runs on three hits (two homers) and a walk. He struck out five. Schneider decided that a simulated game against his peers would be more effective than a minor league rehab start in getting a feel for the game.
There was speculation that Ryu would face the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani in a Korean-Japanese pitcher’s duel on the 29th, but local media reported that the Angels delayed Ryu’s return to the mound because it would be too much for him to handle in his first game back. The MLB trade deadline is the 1st of next month. Ryu is expected to be added to the 40-man roster after that date.카지노사이트
Meanwhile, Toronto is on a roll. From 25-27 August, the Jays will play a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They have the 28th off, but from the 29th to the 14th of August, they will play 17 consecutive games without missing a day. They face the Los Angeles Angels from 29-31, the Baltimore Orioles from 1-4 August, the Boston Red Sox from 5-7 August, the Cleveland Cavaliers from 8-11 August, and the Chicago Cubs from 12-14 August.