“A veteran who throws softly is not a candidate for the bullpen.”
The Toronto Blue Jays made another decision on the 12th (Korean time). Demoted Alec Manoa to Triple-A. Manoa, a sophomore in the big leagues, still has a minor league option from the club. However, he may not be able to return as a starter at least this season. Canada’s Toronto Star reported the news on the same day and commented as above. It was evaluated that Toronto’s decision was easy due to the return of Ryu Hyun-jin and the sluggishness of Manoa.
Ryu Hyun-jin came back healthy. Immediately after Ryu Hyun-jin’s return, Toronto operated six starting pitchers, including ace Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Ryu Hyun-jin, Chris Bassett, and Yusei Kikuchi Manoa. However, by removing Manoa from the starting lineup, he returned to a five-man rotation. As explained by the Toronto Star, Ryu Hyun-jin is not the type of pitcher suitable for the bullpen.
Kikuchi has been very active this season, and Bassett does not shake much even when there are ups and downs. On the other hand, Manoa was unstable even after his return. In addition, Toronto will end its 17-game streak with the Chicago Cubs match against Ryu Hyun-jin on the 14th. After that, there are frequent rest days such as the 15th, 18th, and 22nd. After that, there are 9 consecutive games, but it is normal in the major leagues.
In this way, Ryu Hyun-jin will also digest the rest of the regular season schedule by taking the mound for 6 days after taking a 5-day break, not for 7 days after a 6-day break. First of all, Ryu Hyun-jin will make his third appearance of the season against the Chicago Cubs at home at 2:37 on the 14th.
Substituting a 5-man rotation afterwards, Ryu Hyun-jin will play Cincinnati on the 21st (2:40, away), Cleveland on the 27th (4:07, home), Colorado on the 2nd of next month (9:40, away), and Oakland on the 7th. (4:37, away), 13th Texas (8:7, home), 18th Boston (2:37, home), 24th Tampa Bay (5:10, away), 30th Tampa Bay (8) 7:00, home) is expected to end the season.
In other words, Ryu Hyun-jin has 9 appearances left. What stands out is that there are 6 games during the day. In particular, it is expected that daytime games will often take place in the order of Ryu Hyun-jin. Condition management is important. In particular, the last three games of the season are very important, including the two games against Tampa Bay, which are ranked first on the wild card, and the match against Boston, which is competing for the fifth place on the wild card.
It is an opportunity for Ryu Hyun-jin. If you normally take 5 days off and enter the schedule in 6 days without any health problems, and even achieve results, it can be a decisive factor in increasing the value in the upcoming 2023-2024 FA market. In these 9 games, Ryu Hyun-jin’s future fate as a major leaguer is expected to be decided.토토사이트
Toronto failed to recover all of Ryu Hyun-jin’s $80 million anyway. Instead, an environment was created in which an annual salary of 20 million dollars (approximately 26.6 billion won) could be extracted this year. It is the 9th game of fate for Ryu Hyun-jin. The industry outlook at this point is that the attempt to stay in the major leagues is more weight than returning to Hanwha in the KBO League this winter.