Hyun-Jin Ryu nearing the end of his rehab, will he return against the Dodgers?
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto), who is set to make his second minor league rehab start, is expected to make his comeback against the Los Angeles Dodgers as he continues to finalize his rehab schedule.
Hyun-jin Ryu will play for the Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, against the Tampa Taftons (affiliated with the New York Yankees) on April 10. Ryu will take the mound on four days’ rest after pitching three innings (four hits, five strikeouts, one run) against the FCL Tigers of the Detroit Tigers on May 5.
In his second rehab start, Ryu is expected to go three to four innings and throw between 50 and 55 pitches. In his first start on May 5, he threw 42 pitches in three innings. His fastball was up to 88 mph (142 km/h).안전놀이터
Ryu will likely make a minor league rehab start, following the pattern of starting rotations. He’ll pitch on four days’ rest to get his body in perfect shape for his return. If he throws around 50 pitches in this start, he’ll be back in the minors for two games. Once he reaches 80 pitches, he’ll likely be back in the big leagues.
Given the timetable, Ryu will be back in the big leagues after the 25th and will join Toronto for the LA trip. Toronto will play a three-game series against the Dodgers from May 25-27. It is possible that Ryu could pitch against the Dodgers on the 26th or 27th. Dodger Stadium is a familiar mound for Ryu. While the Dodgers are a tough team to beat, Ryu has been strong at Dodger Stadium.
If Ryu returns after the 25th to give the team more time to acclimate, or if he wants to pitch at home, he could start a three-game series against the Angels on April 29-31. This scenario is only possible if Ryu throws 80 pitches and is back on track.