Ryu Hyun-jin to make Triple-A start on 22nd (KST), “minimum 5 innings, 80 pitches” [MKSite]

Toronto Blue Jays’ Hyun-jin Ryu will make his fourth rehab start.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider announced that Hyun-jin Ryu will make his fourth rehab start in an interview prior to the team’s home game against the San Diego Padres at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday.

Ryu will make a rehab start for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on the 22nd.메이저놀이터 He will play against the Syracuse Mets (Triple-A New York Mets) at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York.

Ryu Hyun-jin will make one more rehab start at Triple-A. Photo via Buffalo Bisons Official Twitter
Recovering from Tommy John surgery, Hyun-jin Ryu is making good progress in his rehab assignment. In three appearances, he has a 1.50 ERA (12 innings, 2 runs).

In his last start at Triple-A on the 16th, he allowed one run on three hits (one home run) in five innings with five strikeouts. He threw 66 pitches.

Schneider said, “He’s going to throw at least 80 pitches. We’re looking at 85 pitches. If he gets to 85 pitches, we’ll feel comfortable. We want him to go at least five innings, maybe six,” Schneider said of his pitch count.

This is the second consecutive start after five days of rest since his last outing. When asked what that means, he said, “I’m taking my normal breaks in between starts. Whether he takes four or five days off will be determined by the rotation. At this point, the extra rest is a good thing for him.”

Ryu, who previously pitched on four days’ rest when he moved up from the rookie ranks to Single-A, explained, “I pitched on four days’ rest then because of the All-Star break schedule.” When asked if he would continue to pitch on five days’ rest after his return, he said, “When (the team) tells me to pitch, I have to pitch.”

If Ryu is successful in his next outing, he will have built up to the point where he can pitch normally. In some cases, it could be his last rehab start.

Schneider left the door open to the possibility of a final checkup, saying, “We’ll see how his next outing goes and decide.”

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