Maybe it’s the fateful July.
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) is undergoing rehabilitation training in the U.S. with the goal of rehabilitating in the minor leagues in June and returning to the major leagues in July. He showed his sincerity toward his revival by drastically shortening the off-season stay in Korea compared to previous years. Rehabilitation after Tommy John surgery has a large individual variation and many variables. However, it is true that the gaze that baseball players can overcome is gradually expanding.
Ryu Hyun-jin already experienced Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation during high school. He is, in fact, a pitcher who successfully returned after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which has a significantly lower chance of recovering than his elbow. As he enters the 2023-2024 free agent market, he is approaching a watershed moment in his career as a baseball player.
Toronto naturally considers Ryu Hyun-jin as a bonus this season. It is already a failure to recover the entire amount of 80 million dollars (approximately 98.4 billion won). And although he usually takes 1 year to 1 year and 2 months to complete his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, there is no guarantee that he will return and show his previous skills right away. It is correct to take a conservative approach to his power composition.
In this situation, opinions emerged that Ryu Hyun-jin’s move could affect the movement of Toronto’s trade market. On the 18th (hereinafter Korean time), MLB Trade Rumors picked pitchers who would return in the 2023 season after Tommy John surgery, and also mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin. 먹튀검증
MLB Trade Rumors said, “Toronto has solid four starting positions, but the back is uncertain. Hyun-Jin Ryu is aiming to return in July, and his health at the time could affect how Toronto approaches the trade deadline.”
Toronto is basically a win-now. I want to achieve more tangible results beyond the time when I was simply satisfied with advancing to the postseason. If so, reinforcement of the starting lineup is an important issue. Only Alec Manoa~Kevin Gaussman~Jose Berrios~Chris Bassett are certain situations. However, it remains to be seen whether Manoa will be active for two consecutive years or whether Berrios will revive.
In this situation, the expected timing of Ryu Hyun-jin’s return overlaps with the trade deadline. According to Ryu Hyun-jin’s own calculations, if he settles into the starting lineup in July, it will be a great help to Toronto. He can expect some kind of trade effect. However, in the opposite case, there is a good chance that Toronto will start recruiting starting pitchers in the trade market, taking into account the postseason. It is something that can happen enough if Ryu Hyun-jin does not fall to the bottom until he returns. Ryu Hyun-jin and Toronto are also July of fate.