American media: “Yankees Need to Recruit Ryu Hyun-jin, Who Will Pitch Well Next Year”
Yankees feeling burdened by long-term contract… Veteran starter Ryu Hyun-jin mentioned
An argument has been made that the New York Yankees,
the most popular team in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB),
who are in need of improvement after failing to advance to the postseason for the first time in seven years,
should recruit Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays).
The New York Post, an American newspaper, said on the 30th (Korean time),
“Ryu Hyun-jin and Kenta Maeda can pitch well in 2024, when they turn 37 and 36,
Respectively,” and “The Yankees’ current goal is to avoid leaking large amounts of money or prospects while advancing to the postseason.” 카지노사이트
“It is aimed at,” he said.
The Yankees, who have numerous star players, advanced to the postseason for six consecutive seasons from 2017 to last year,
but were confirmed to be eliminated from fall baseball this year.
Main gun Aaron Judge was away for a long period of time due to injury, and on the mound,
except for ace Gerrit Cole, the remaining starting pitchers performed poorly, with an ERA in the 4-point range.
In addition, pitcher Domingo Herman, who achieved a perfect game this season,
was hospitalized for alcoholism and was ‘out for the season’,
slugger Anthony Rizzo left the team due to aftereffects of a concussion.
For the Yankees to rebound in 2024, a starting lineup that can support the call is essential.
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This season, prospect Clark Schmidt completed his first regulation inning in his debut and developed into the team’s second starter,
but the media pointed out that the New York Yankees still need a veteran starting pitcher.
He then gave advice that it would be worth considering a short-term contract with Ryu Hyun-jin,
citing the Yankees’ team management policy of avoiding long-term contracts for the time being.
Since returning last August from left elbow ligament ligament (Tommy John) surgery,
Ryu Hyun-jin has recorded 3 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 3.31 in 10 games.
He is scheduled to end his regular season with a start against the Tampa Bay Rays on October 1.
Although he has yet to fully regain his velocity, he has proven that he is still a competitive starting pitcher in the major leagues with his sharp control and game management ability.
It is noteworthy that Maeda, who worked closely with Ryu Hyun-jin at the Dodgers in the past,
was also mentioned as a candidate to be recruited by the Yankees.
Maeda, who transferred to the Minnesota Twins in 2020,
was never on the major league mound in the 2022 season due to injury.
This season, he has 6 wins, 8 losses, and an average ERA of 4.23 in 21 games,
the possibility of returning to Japanese professional baseball is being discussed.