The Toronto Blue Jays’ South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin, out with a left forearm damage, will get a second opinion on his ailing arm this week in California, the membership introduced.
Basic supervisor Ross Atkins informed reporters on Tuesday, with the Blue Jays in Kansas Metropolis for a highway collection, that Ryu will go to Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles on Thursday for an evaluation.
Ryu was positioned on the 15-day injured listing (IL) final Thursday with left forearm irritation. Experiences out of Toronto later stated Ryu had forearm pressure and elbow irritation that may hold him out for a number of weeks.
Atkins stated an MRI confirmed “power adjustments” to Ryu’s elbow however added that he’s “optimistic there may be nothing terribly vital” with Ryu’s damage.
ElAttrache carried out shoulder surgical procedure on Ryu in Might 2015, a process that dominated the pitcher out for the remainder of that 12 months. Ryu returned to motion in July 2016 however made just one begin that season earlier than shutting issues down with elbow issues.
Ryu had additionally spent a few month on the IL earlier this 12 months with left forearm irritation.
He’s 2-0 with a 5.33 ERA in six begins this season. Ryu had pitched nicely in his three outings in Might after his first IL journey, pitching to a 1.72 ERA with two wins. However final Wednesday, Ryu was pulled after solely 4 innings and 58 pitches towards the Chicago White Sox with what turned out to be forearm tightness.
Ryu later stated he had skilled some forearm hassle beforehand and he regretted pitching in that sport.
The 35-year-old is within the third 12 months of his four-year, US$80 million contract.