Toronto Blue Jays veteran left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu has been placed on the injured list after dealing with left forearm soreness following his start on Saturday against the Oakland A’s.
Ryu underwent an MRI after the game before ultimately being placed on the injured list.
As of right now, there is no clear timetable set in stone for Ryu’s recovery period.
The Blue Jays are hoping this doesn’t take him out of the rotation for too long.
MLB Network insider Jon Heyman has provided an update on the Blue Jays’ plans for him.
The hope is that Hyun-Jin Ryu (forearm) misses only 2-3 starts
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 19, 2022
While there is still no timetable, Heyman notes that the Blue Jays are hoping that this will only cost him two or three starts.
Blue Jays Left Hoping For The Best
At this point, all the Blue Jays can do is hope for the best.
The 35-year-old lefty is not off to a good start in 2022.
He has pitched just seven total innings in his first two starts, compiling an abysmal ERA of 13.50.
This is concerning for the Blue Jays.
Though their rotation still consists of Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman, and Jose Berrios, losing Ryu’s veteran presence hurts them a great deal.
Any sort of arm ailment is bad news for any given pitcher.
It usually ends up being something that takes the pitcher in question out of the rotation for a significant amount of time.
Though the Blue Jays are hoping this doesn’t keep him out for too long, there’s always a possibility that it could be more than just a couple of starts.
An arm injury is always a bad sign for a pitcher, especially if it’s in his throwing arm, which in Ryu’s case, is his left arm.