Hyun-jin Ryu set to return in early August joins team for 25th game against Dodgers
As he prepares to return to the big leagues, Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, of the Toronto Blue Jays, was greeted by his family and teammates.
The Toronto Blue Jays shared a video on their official social media account on Monday (June 26), showing Ryu greeting the Dodgers team.
Ryu, who is close to returning to Major League Baseball (MLB), joined the team on a road trip and visited Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on May 25.
Ryu took the field before the game and was greeted by his former teammates, including Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Roberts, the Dodgers coaching staff, front office, and players greeted Ryu with hugs. Ryu was all smiles, greeting and chatting.
“This is where it all started for Ryu,” the Toronto organization wrote in the video, “and everyone loves him.”
True to the Toronto organization’s word, it was with the Dodgers that Hyun-jin Ryu began his big league career.
Ryu played six seasons with the Dodgers from 2013 to 2019, compiling a career record of 54-33 with a 2.98 ERA in 126 appearances.
In 2019, his final year with the Dodgers, he was the de facto ace, going 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA. He was named an All-Star that year and finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting.
Ryu became a free agent after the 2019 season and signed a four-year, $80 million deal with Toronto.
This will be Ryu’s first visit to Dodger Stadium since joining Toronto.
After undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) last June, Ryu made four minor league rehabilitation appearances to get a feel for the game.
He is expected to return to the big leagues early next month after completing a simulated game.
As Ryu’s return approaches, local media are also taking notice.
“The time to see Ryu on the big league mound is getting closer,” said American sports publication The Athletic.
“Coming back from elbow ligament reconstruction surgery is no easy task. It’s even harder for a 36-year-old to come back a year later.” “We’re grateful that Ryu is so close to returning,” he said.
“Ryu and Justin Verlander (New York Mets) are different. He doesn’t have to be a Cy Young winner in Toronto. 카지노사이트 If he can pitch enough innings to give other pitchers a break, he’ll be successful.”