Hyun-Jin Ryu has been classified as a player who will not return to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2024.
On the 11th (local time), Jays Journal included Ryu Hyun-jin and ‘Ryu Hyun-jin Hope’ Alec Manoa among the ’11 Toronto players who will not return in 2024′.
The Jays Journal said, “Hyun-Jin Ryu spent four years in a Blue Jays uniform. His career in the United States was mired in injuries, and it was no different with the Jays. In fact, he only made more than 30 starts in Toronto once. “(In 2022) he missed almost the entire season as a starter due to his second Tommy John surgery,” he pointed out.
“For the most part, Hyun-Jin Ryu has been effective when healthy. In 60 total starts for the Blue Jays, he went 24-15 with a 3.97 ERA. That doesn’t exactly match his numbers with the Dodgers, but he served his purpose. “We achieved it. Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned from TJS, has consistently become a strong weapon for the Jays, recording an ERA of 3.46 in 11 starts this year.”
He continued, “He was believed to be capable of pitching five innings or so. I don’t think the Blue Jays would be interested in bringing Hyun-Jin Ryu back next season. There may be question marks about his durability, but he’ll be able to keep his 11 starts this year next year as well.” “He can remain a strong starting pitcher who can be easily replicated,” he added.스포츠토토
The Jays Journal, however, said, “The fact that Ryu Hyun-jin has succeeded in regaining even a little bit of his value suggests that the Jays are far from the only target team,” adding, “There are many veteran players, including other AL East teams such as the Baltimore Orioles.” “There will be many teams around the league interested in signing him,” he predicted.
It is said that Ryu Hyun-jin can receive ‘love calls’ from several teams even in the free agent market.
Regarding Manoa, the Jays Journal said, “He already feels like he’s thrown his last pitch in a Blue Jays uniform.” Manoa was the club’s best arm in 2022, finishing third in AL Cy Young Award voting with a stellar ERA of 2.24, but he has regressed significantly this year. “I did,” he pointed out.
Manoa was relegated to the minor league twice this season. In particular, there was talk of conflict with the club after the second relegation.
In addition to these, the Jays Journal predicted that Brandon Belt, Matt Chapman, Jordan Hicks, Kevin Kiermaier, Alec Manoa, and Whit Merrifield will not return.