The Toronto Blue Jays misplaced their South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin to arm issues following his outing on June 1. Almost two weeks later, they nonetheless do not know when he can be again.
Following the Blue Jays’ 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on Sunday (native time), supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned, “I don’t even know the way Ryu is true now.”
“He’s a methods away,” Montoyo advised reporters. “I’m not saying he’s carried out (for the season) however he’s a methods away. I’m not even enthusiastic about that proper now.”
This was Montoyo’s response to a query on whether or not Ryu would take the rotation spot again from Ross Stripling, who has pitched nicely whereas filling in for the South Korean.
Stripling tossed six shutout innings whereas giving up only one hit in opposition to the Tigers. Within the begin earlier than this, Stripling had held the Kansas Metropolis Royals scoreless over 5 one-hit innings.
Ryu left that June 1 begin in opposition to the Chicago White Sox after simply 4 innings and 58 pitches, and the Blue Jays later mentioned Ryu had skilled left forearm tightness. He was positioned on the 15-day injured checklist (IL) with left forearm irritation, the second time he’d hit the sidelines with arm hassle. Additional exams revealed a forearm pressure and elbow irritation.
Final Thursday, Ryu visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles for a second opinion on his ailing arm. ElAttrache carried out season-ending shoulder surgical procedure on Ryu in Might 2015. Ryu returned to motion in July 2016 however made just one begin that season earlier than shutting issues down with elbow issues.
The Blue Jays beforehand mentioned they didn’t suppose Ryu’s damage was severe, however they’ve but to find out the following step for Ryu, be it operation or rehab.
Ryu is 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 stint, posting a 1.72 ERA with two wins.
Ryu later mentioned he had skilled some forearm hassle earlier than the White Sox recreation and he regretted taking the mound.
The 35-year-old is within the third 12 months of his four-year, US$80 million contract.