Reinforcing starting pitchers was mentioned as the remaining offseason task for the Toronto Blue Jays, to which Ryu Hyun-jin (36) belongs.
On the 7th (Korean time), the MLB.com official homepage of the Major League pointed out the tasks of 7 teams, including Toronto, through an article titled ‘7 teams with work to do before the opening day’.
Rotation depth was pointed out as what Toronto needs most.
The media said, “Toronto traded Teosca Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the offseason, but they made up for it by signing promising outfielder Dalton Barshaw.” “he explained.
Toronto won 92 wins (70 losses) last season, finishing second in the American League Eastern Division following the New York Yankees (99 wins and 63 losses), advancing to the postseason as a wild card.
MLB.com said, “Toronto’s power has not deteriorated compared to last season,” but “it is questionable whether it will be enough to surpass the rival New York Yankees.”
It is pointed out that in order for Toronto to surpass the Yankees, it is necessary to reinforce the starting pitching staff.
The media said, “Alec Manoa and Kevin Gaussman are strong one-two punches, and Bassett is a reliable third starter, but questions still remain.” 토토사이트 After struggling with an ERA of 5.19, he moved to the bullpen,
Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in six games last year, recording two wins and an average ERA of 5.67. He underwent left elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June, ending his season early, and he will be absent until the first half of next season.
Ryu Hyun-jin aims to return in the second half after the All-Star break in July. He said, “I am in rehabilitation according to the schedule set by the doctor who performed the surgery. If it goes according to plan, I will be able to return in July.”
Even considering Ryu Hyun-jin’s return schedule, Toronto is in a position to compete with the Yankees for the district championship only if they achieve good results until the first half. It remains to be seen whether Toronto will re-trust Berrios or Kikuchi, who were sluggish last year, or whether additional reinforcement will be made through trade.