‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) enters the final stage of his comeback.
Ryu Hyun-jin will practice live pitching against batters as if in real life at the team’s spring camp training ground in Dunedin, Florida, USA, where he is undergoing rehabilitation training this week.
On the 14th (Korean time), reporter Ben Smith of Sportsnet, a Canadian media, introduced Ryu Hyun-jin’s training plan, which was delivered by Toronto coach John Schneider through social media.
The exact schedule, number of pitches, and method were not known.
Pitchers who underwent elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) like Ryu Hyun-jin devote themselves to recovery training for about a year and then find their senses through catch ball training.
After gradually increasing the distance, the number of pitches, and the strength of the ball thrown, he climbs the mound and pitches from the bullpen.
If no problems are found in bullpen pitching, live pitching is performed, and if passing points are obtained in velocity, rotation, control, and pitch position, he pitches in a minor league game and begins to strengthen his senses.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery in June of last year, is currently sweating at the club’s spring camp training facility, and received a passing grade in bullpen pitching last month.
Ryu Hyun-jin set July of this year as the time to return early and has been working hard on training.
He seems to be able to return as planned once he finishes live pitching and minor league appearances.
Ryu Hyun-jin is also known to help right-handed pitcher Alec Manoa, a close teammate, train at a Florida training facility.
Toronto coach Schneider said in an interview with local media such as The Athletic that day, “I had a video call with Ryu Hyun-jin and Manoa a while ago.”
He continued, “Ryu Hyun-jin also went through hard times 스포츠토토during his career as a player, and he hopes that the two players will get through well.”
Ryu Hyun-jin was a great help as a mentor to Manoa, who came up to the big league in 2021 when he was active as a Toronto ace.
Manoa, who settled in the MLB, rose to the team ace last year with a record of 16-7 and an ERA of 2.24.
However, it has been sluggish this season, and after dropping out of the entry for recent corrective training, Ryu Hyun-jin moved to Dunedin where he is training.