Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will make his final rehab start on the schedule.
Ryu will start against the New York Mets’ Syracuse Mets in a Triple-A game at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York, on 22 June. This will be Ryu’s fourth minor league rehab start and he is expected to throw 80-85 pitches and go at least five innings.
He has already completed three rehabilitation appearances this month after undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June. In total, Ryu is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in three minor league appearances, including three scoreless innings in the Rookie League, four scoreless innings in Single-A and five scoreless innings in Triple-A.
Wins and losses don’t mean much to Ryu right now. He needs to get his fastball up to 85 pitches to earn a spot in the major league starting rotation. His fastball has been up to 89.8 mph in the minors, so if he can symbolically get it up to 90+ mph, that would be a better return scenario.
Initially, there was a possibility that Ryu could make two more rehab appearances, but local media outlets are now reporting that the 22nd will be his final rehab start. “Ryu will throw at least 80 pitches in what is expected to be his final rehab start at Triple-A on the 22nd,” CBS Sports reported on Tuesday, citing a report from Sportsnet Canada.카지노사이트
“Ryu’s fastball is averaging between 87 and 88 mph, down slightly from where it was before his elbow surgery. But Toronto isn’t too worried about his velocity and expects it to get back up to speed soon. “He’s a bit of a ‘rainy day fund’ for Toronto that could still work in the league.
If Ryu stays out of trouble in this start and fulfils the team’s mission (five innings, 80+ pitches), his next start will likely be in the majors. Toronto hosts the Los Angeles Angels from 29-31 of this month, and he could enter that series on a rotation date.
Currently, the Toronto starting rotation is Yusei Kikuchi on the 29th, Alec Manoa on the 30th, and Jose Berrios on the 31st. However, with Ryu’s return, there is plenty of room for the starting rotation to change. Manager John Schneider has said that Ryu’s return will allow him to be flexible with his rotation. Can Ryu complete his final task before returning to the majors?