Ryu Hyun-jin (34, Toronto Blue Jays) will play a comeback match against the ‘earth rival’ New York Yankees.
Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo announced in a video interview on the morning of the 27th (Korean time) that after an away game against the Minnesota Twins in the American professional baseball league, Ryu Hyun-jin will start the game against the Yankees on the 29th.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who was on the 10-day disabled list (IL) due to a neck injury, returned from injury. Ryu Hyun-jin, who had been sluggish with 12 runs in 4.1 innings in the last two games, will return to the big league mound after exactly 10 days.
For Toronto and Hyunjin Ryu, this Yankees match is a battle that cannot be backed down. Toronto is currently third in the American League Wildcard Race. Toronto is 1.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox and Yankees, tied for first place in the wildcard. Major League Baseball gives the three winning teams in the district and the first and second wildcard teams to advance to the postseason.
Ryu Hyun-jin started in four games against the Yankees this year and played with two wins and an ERA of 1.88. After taking a 10-day break, Ryu Hyun-jin’s condition doesn’t look bad. Manager Montoyo said, “Hyun-Jin Ryu focused on improving his command while he was taking a break.”
Reporter Jeong Se-young