With Ryu Hyun-jin (36) regaining free agent status, a green light has been given to renew his contract with Toronto.
Ryu Hyun-jin successfully returned after over a year of rehabilitation after elbow surgery.
However, he was not included in Toronto’s American League wild card entry.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is about to enter free agency, seemed to be saying goodbye to Toronto.
Among Toronto players, Ryu Hyun-jin, third baseman Matt Chapman (30), first baseman Brandon Belt (35), and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (33) are scheduled to enter the free agent market. 토토
Toronto expressed its stance as if it was not holding all free agents, but its stance on Ryu Hyun-jin was somewhat different.
Toronto general manager Ross Atkins indirectly expressed his farewell to free agent fielders in a recent interview with local media, saying, “Most of the pitching staff, except Ryu Hyun-jin, will return.
Alec Manoa is there, but Ryu Hyun-jin can also be an alternative for us,” he said. This leaves room for a contract renewal with Ryu Hyun-jin.
When Ryu Hyun-jin joined Toronto in 2020, he received 4 years and $80 million, the highest free agent contract for a pitcher in club history.
In his first year with the team, he led his team to the postseason for the first time in four years, and finished third in the American League Cy Young Award.
Although he didn’t play much in his final season due to injuries and surgery, Toronto recognizes Ryu Hyun-jin’s stability.
Toronto has three starting pitchers: Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, and Chris Bassett.
After that, there are Yusei Kikuchi and Alec Manoa, but I feel uneasy.
The experienced Ryu Hyun-jin can help by playing for another year or two.
It is a realistic judgment.
There remains a possibility that Ryu Hyun-jin and Toronto will continue to work together.