The “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) became a big leaguer in 2013 when he joined the prestigious Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Since then, Ryu has spent his entire career with the Dodgers. He pitched in 126 career games through 2019, posting a 54-33 record with a 2.98 ERA. In 2015, he underwent left shoulder surgery, effectively taking two years off, but the Dodgers were patient. After recovering from the injury and posting a 1.97 ERA in 15 starts in 2018, Ryu made a complete comeback in 2019 as the team’s “ace,” going 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA and finishing second in the National League Cy Young Award.
The Dodgers also benefited from Ryu’s performance. From 2013, when Ryu joined the team, to 2019, when he left, the Dodgers finished first in the National League West for seven straight years. After two 100-win seasons and a World Series runner-up finish, Ryu left Dodger Stadium as a free agent after the 2019 season, signing a four-year, $80 million deal with his current team, Toronto.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been rehabbing since his elbow injury last year and is set to make his comeback soon, received a warm welcome at his “home” Dodger Stadium. The Toronto club released a photo of Ryu meeting with the Dodgers on social media on Sept. 26. It has been four years since he visited Dodger Stadium after moving to Toronto. Ryu traveled to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, where the Toronto Dodgers played the previous day, and hugged his former teammates, including Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Clayton Kershaw, on the field before the game.안전놀이터
The Dodgers organization also made time for Ryu. Before the game, the Dodgers showed footage of Hyun-jin Ryu’s stellar career with the Dodgers on the big screen, and the Dodger home fans applauded and welcomed their former player to the stadium for his first visit in four years. Ryu stepped out of the dugout, removed his cap and waved to the fans to thank them.
Ryu, who underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery in June last year, recently made four minor league appearances to check his health and joined the team on the road. He will pitch out of the bullpen against the Dodgers on Sunday. He will then pitch one simulated game and is expected to make his big league return in early August.