At least, Ryu Hyun-jin has not been forgotten.
Major League Baseball columnist John Morosi mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin’s name on his social media on the 30th (Korea time).월카지노도메인
He said Ryu Hyun-jin is currently “raising his pitching intensity by training offseason in Korea,” adding, “He has been playing a normal routine since he returned from Tommy John surgery in the second half of 2023.”
There is one small error. Ryu conducted training in Okinawa, Japan, not Korea.
Ryu Hyun-jin joined pitchers playing for his former team Hanwha Eagles, including Lee Min-woo, Lee Tae-yang, Jang Min-jae, Kim Ki-jung and Nam Ji-min.
The wait seems to be taking longer than expected. On the FA market, Ryu is waiting for a new team until the end of January as the market has turned slower than usual.
In Major League Baseball, the FA market is returning at a slower pace than usual due to teams stranded in broadcasting rights contracts.
The pace is slow, but the market is turning hopeful. Kyle Gibson (36, 12 million dollars per year), Lance Lynn (36, 11 million dollars per year), and James Paxton (35, 11 million dollars per year), who are similar to Ryu Hyun-jin, have all obtained decent contracts.
If Ryu Hyun-jin is willing to stay in the Major League, he is also likely to sign a short-term contract similar to them.
Jim Bowden, a former general manager who writes columns for CBS Sports and The Athletic, also mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin along with Jordan Montgomery, Blake Snell, Mike Clevinger and Michael Lorenzen in the process of mentioning the names of unsigned FAs, saying, “The best FAs are still available.”
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched in 186 games in 10 seasons in the Major League, leaving him with 78 wins, 48 losses and a 3.27 ERA.
In the 2023 season, he played 52 innings in 11 games after his return, recording a 3-3 record with a 3.46 ERA and 1.6 home runs, 2.4 walks, and 6.6 strikeouts per 1.288 innings of WHIP.
Although he was inferior to the previous one in terms of ball power, it was an encouraging result considering that it was his return season after Tommy John surgery.