Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu should be able to return next July after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June.
This is what the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday. His recovery is progressing according to the established timelines.
Ryu was injured in the spring, leaving a game against the Chicago White Sox early on June 1. He did not see action again for the rest of the season. The gunner had had time to start six games, maintaining a 2-0 record and a 5.67 earned run average.
Ryu arrived in Toronto on a four-year, $80 million contract after posting the best average (2.32) in major league baseball in 2019 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a finalist for the Cy-Young Trophy at the end of this season, just like the following year in the uniform of the Jays.
The 35-year-old athlete will take part in his 10th major league campaign in 2023.