“Ryu Hyun-jin has a potential option.” Citing Minnesota recruitment candidates who lost two starters, ‘Is there time for $10 million?’

December 18, 2023 | by

Ryu Hyun-jin (36) was selected as a potential recruitment candidate for the Minnesota Twins, which needs to strengthen its starting lineup.

BVM Sports reported on the 17th (Korea time) that Minnesota was frustrated in the FA market. “I had to watch major pitchers sign contracts with other teams.”

Minnesota lost both Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda. Gray signed a three-year, $75 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, and Maeda signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Minnesota lost two pitchers in an instant. Reinforcing the mound is essential during this off-season.

However, no news of recruiting the starters has been reported.

There are still starting pitcher agents in the FA market. Ryu Hyun-jin, Frankie Montas, and Johnny Cueto.

Despite the frustration, Minnesota has potential choices such as Montas, Ryu Hyun-jin and Cueto, the media pointed out.

Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery in June last year. After successfully rehabilitating for more than a year, he returned to the mound in August. Starting with the game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, Ryu pitched in five games in August, recording three wins, one loss, 24 innings, 11 runs (six earned runs), five strikeouts, and an earned run average of 2.25, signaling a successful return to the mound.

Ryu continued to pitch in early September. He allowed two runs in five innings each in the away games against the Colorado Rockies and the Oakland Athletics, before leaving the mound. He then allowed three runs in six innings in a home game against the Texas Rangers, his first quality start (more than six innings and less than three earned runs). He also showed crisis management capability and pitched four scoreless innings in the game against the Boston Red Sox. However, his performance did not depend on Ryu’s luck. He has lost two games in four games.

Unfortunately, he got hit a lot in the last two games. Both games were showdowns with Tampa Bay Rays, and he allowed seven hits (three homers) in four ⅓ innings, two strikeouts and five runs with four outs in an away game on Monday, and gave up seven hits, one strikeout and two runs in three innings in a home game on Oct. 1, before leaving the mound.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s final performance this season is 3 wins, 3 losses, and 3.46 WHIP (per-inning on-base allowance) of 1.29 in 52 innings in 11 games.

Although Ryu has failed to meet expectations since his transfer to Toronto, he will surely perform well in the starting rotation if he is in 100 percent physical condition. At least he has value as an intermediate starter.

He has been agonizing over the possibility of a one-year contract. Locally, he expects a one-year contract of about $10 million. 헤라카지노

Earlier, the Jays Journal reported that Minnesota had lost both Gray and Maeda. “In the short term, Ryu can serve as a valuable pick-up for the team,” adding, “Minnesota has had some success in recent years with veteran starters aged 29 or older.”


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