Ryu Hyun-jin, why did you move to IL on the 60th? Toronto outfield reinforcement level, July return schedule as it is.
The Toronto Blue Jays moved left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin (36) to the 60-day injured list (IL). One spot on the 40-man roster had to be vacated to reinforce the outfield, and Ryu Hyun-jin moved to the IL on the 60th. The return schedule for this summer will proceed without a hitch.
Toronto listed Ryu Hyun-jin, who was in the IL on the 15th, on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time) on the IL on the 60th. It was a preliminary measure to claim and sign outfielder Jordan Luflo (30), who was designated for transfer (DFA) from the Atlanta Braves that day. As a result, Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to return to the big leagues from the New York Mets match on June 5th.
Luplo joined the 40-man roster without Ryu Hyun-jin. Toronto sent Luflo to 안전놀이터the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on a minor option. If there is a puncture in the outfield or if a pinch hitter is needed, Luflo is expected to be the number one call-up.
Ruflo, who can also defend first base as a right-handed outfielder, made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 and then went back and forth between the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Poon 3, 179 hits, 45 homers, 120 RBIs, OPS .745.
He played 85 games in 2019 and hit a personal record of 15 homers, and last year also showed off his slugging power with 11 homers in 83 games. His OPS against left-handed pitchers is .841, making him useful as a platoon or pinch hitter.
Toronto has four outfielders on its 26-man active roster: George Springer, Kevin Kiermeier, Dalton Barshaw and Nathan Lukes. Infielder Whit Merrifield can also defend the outfield, but in a situation where the outfield depth is shallow overall, Luflo was recruited for insurance purposes.
There is no change in Ryu Hyun-jin’s return schedule. MLB.com said, “The reason Ryu Hyun-jin moved to the IL on the 60th was to secure a spot on the 40-man roster for Ruflo. However, Ryu Hyun-jin’s return schedule from Tommy John surgery does not change, he explained, and he will proceed with rehabilitation as scheduled.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who went into rehabilitation after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery in June last year, has reached the catch ball stage, and plans to go to the mound for bullpen pitching this month. He’ll be looking to move on to pitching in minor league games after live BP, where he throws with the batter standing up next. Ryu Hyun-jin also revealed through MLB.com in the middle of last month, “The most ideal time for his return is July.”