Toronto injured players return, Ryu’s quest for two wins gets a green light
The Jays are getting some much-needed reinforcements. Firefighter Jordan Romano has returned from the disabled list and infielder Bo Bissett, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, has begun a rehabilitation game. The ‘Korean Monster’ Hyun-jin Ryu’s quest for two wins has been given a green light.
“Toronto reinstated closer Jordan Romano from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Nate Pearson to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons,” according to Canadian media outlet TSN.토토사이트
Romano, who has been Toronto’s closer since 2021, has recorded 20 saves for three straight years. He is on pace for 28 saves and a 2.79 ERA this season.
“Romano has been sidelined since March 29 with back inflammation,” the outlet said. The All-Star fireman remains third in the American League with 28 saves this season and is tied for fifth in the majors.”
“With Romano out with a back injury, Toronto acquired Jordan Hicks from the St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline.”
The return of Bissett, who plays a key role in the offense, is also imminent. “Toronto’s starting shortstop, Bo Bissett, will play designated hitter in a Triple-A rehab game on Saturday and, if all goes well, could return to the big leagues this weekend against the Cincinnati Reds,” TSN reported.
The outlet continued, “Bissett was batting .322 with 17 homers, 59 RBIs and 50 runs scored in 106 games before going on the 10-day disabled list with knee tendinitis. He was named to his second career All-Star team.” Other injured players who are close to returning include Chad Green (pitcher) and Kevin Kiermaier (outfielder).
Ryu made his first start of the season on May 14 against the Chicago Cubs, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. It was his first win in 444 days since May 27 against the Los Angeles Angels last year.
Ryu threw 86 pitches on the day. His fastball reached 146.6 mph, his fastest of the season. He mixed in a changeup, cut fastball, and curveball. Next in the pecking order, Ryu will go for two wins against the Cincinnati Reds on April 20. Fireman Romano and offensive core member Bisset will be looking to help him get the win.