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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Blue Jays lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu out for remainder of 2022 season, will need elbow surgery

Blue Jays left-handed starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will have surgery on his throwing elbow and is out for the season, the Blue Jays told reporters Tuesday (via TSN). The extent of the surgery isn’t yet known, as it could be a revision to his previous Tommy John surgery—which came all the way back in 2004—or full-on Tommy John surgery.

Regardless, Ryu’s 2022 season is over and he’ll have a long road back, especially if the full procedure ends up being the route taken with his elbow.

Ryu, 35, will be in the final season of a four-year, $80 million deal in 2023. While battling injuries pretty much from the start of this season, he posted a 5.67 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in six starts with 16 strikeouts against four walks in 27 innings.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 15, 2022 at 08:30 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: June 15, 2022 at 10:35 AM (#6081880)
Is there anyone who tracks Pitcher injuries by month/year in MLB? I'm curious as to whether there are more or less pitcher injuries this year. Seems like there haven't been that many.....yet
   2. Walt Davis Posted: June 15, 2022 at 03:59 PM (#6081948)
That first one would have been when he was 17. Getting 18 years out of your first TJS is good value for money. (Or is 2004 a typo and it was 2014?)

On the less funny side, if he doesn't pitch next year, he'll be trying to come back at 37. There's a very good chance either this is it or he will head back to the KBO. A very fragile guy but excellent when healthy -- 18 WAR, 10 WAA at b-r. (He kinda puts the very in very fragile -- missed all of 2015, basically all of 2016, half of 2018, career high (in his first MLB year) of 30 starts, 192 innings.)
   3. John Northey Posted: June 15, 2022 at 10:08 PM (#6082053)
As a Jays fan I'm still glad they paid up to get him. We all knew year 4 was probably a waste of $20 mil but without him the Jays don't make the playoffs in 2020, and don't win 91 in 2021. Basically it cost the Jays $40 mil a year for 2 years, and by signing him they had a much better shot at signing Springer and Semien the next winter - players like going to playoff teams if all else is equal.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: June 16, 2022 at 05:47 PM (#6082254)

That first one would have been when he was 17. Getting 18 years out of your first TJS is good value for money. (Or is 2004 a typo and it was 2014?)

According to Wikipedia, it was indeed 2004.

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