‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36・Toronto Blue Jays) has transformed into a Korean food chef.
Alec Manoa, who has followed Ryu Hyun-jin well since his first year of big league debut in 2021 and is well-known to domestic fans in hopes of Ryu Hyun-jin, released a photo of a meal consisting of Korean food such as ribs, kimchi stew, and kimchi on his Instagram. 안전놀이터
He added a word, ‘Chef Ryu Hyun-jin’. It seems that Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his food skills for Manoa.
Manoa, who successfully settled in the big leagues with 9 wins and 2 losses (3.22 ERA) in 20 games in his first year of debut, achieved a career high last year with 16 wins and 7 losses (average ERA 2.24) and stood tall as Toronto’s new ace.
Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery in June last year, is undergoing rehabilitation with the goal of returning in July. On the 14th, he joined the camp set up in Dunedin, Florida, USA early and is building his body.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a 4-year, $80 million free agent contract with Toronto in December 2019, recorded 21-12 with an average ERA of 4.07 and 231 strikeouts in 49 games (263 innings) over three years.
In the first year of the transfer in 2020, Ryu Hyun-jin won 12 games (67 innings), 5 wins and 2 losses (2.69 ERA), and led Toronto to advance to the postseason by climbing to third place in the American League Cy Young Award. As this year is the final year of his four-year contract, he must show his competitiveness when he returns in the second half of the season.