Ryu Hyun-jin has proven to be valuable

Ryu Hyun-jin, 37, who is looking for a new team, has proven to be valuable, ranking eighth on the list of free agents remaining on the market. However, signing a multi-year contract is unlikely to be easy.

Jim Borden, a columnist for the American sports media outlet The Athletic, ranked the top 10 unsigned free agents on Thursday (Korea time) and assessed their value.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who is still a free agent, came in at No. 8. Ryu, who signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2019 season, 바카라사이트 became a free agent when his contract expired after last season.

After undergoing elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) in June 2022, Ryu rehabbed and returned to the field last year.

In 11 games, he went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA.

“Ryu impressed in his return last year,” Borden said. In nine of his 11 starts, he allowed three earned runs or less. He went five innings in six of those games and a season-high six innings in one.” “His fastball was mostly in the 87-89 mph range (about 140.0-143.2 km/h). His changeup and cutter had batting averages of .276 and .238, respectively.”

“Ryu looks healthy, but he should accept a one-year deal because of his injury risk,” Borden said. “If he performs in the first half of the year like he did down the stretch last year, it would be wise for him to sign with a non-contending team that can move him at the trade deadline.”

The Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, and Oakland Athletics are among the teams that could be a good fit for Ryu.

Teams in need of starting pitching reinforcements could be in the market for Ryu. “The New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, 토토사이트 순위 and St. Louis Cardinals could be interested in Ryu due to his high injury risk, advanced age, and a number of declining starting pitchers,” Borden said.

Meanwhile, Bowden ranked pitchers Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger, third baseman Matt Chapman, and designated hitter J.D. Martinez as his top five unsigned free agents.

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