Ryu Hyun-jin will work with a different catcher in his next appearance.
The Toronto Blue Jays placed catcher Danny Jansen on the 10-day injured list ahead of the away game against the Colorado Rockies on the 3rd (Korean time) due to a fracture of his right middle finger.스포츠토토
Jansen was replaced after being hit in the finger by a foul ball during the game the previous day, and was diagnosed with a fracture after a medical examination.
Toronto coach John Schneider declined to comment on the expected recovery time, saying, “We will know more details after receiving a second opinion next Wednesday.” He also declined to say whether he would be able to return during the regular season.
Jansen played in 86 games this season, recording a batting average of 0.228, an on-base percentage of 0.312, a slugging percentage of 0.474, 17 home runs, and 53 RBIs. The home run has already set a career high.
In addition to playing all games with Ryu Hyun-jin this season, Jansen is the catcher with whom Ryu Hyun-jin played the most games in Toronto. He left due to injury.
Toronto started the season with two catchers, another catcher, Alejandro Kirk, and Tyler Heineman, who was called up that day. Ryu Hyun-jin’s next appearance will also be with one of these two players.
Ryu Hyun-jin, whom we met ahead of the game on the 3rd, bluntly said, “There is no problem at all” regarding the catcher change.
I have pitched in a bullpen with Heinemann, but have never played in a regular season game. Kirk played in a home game against the Oakland Athletics on April 16 last year, and at that time, he performed poorly, allowing 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 strikeout, and 5 runs in 4 innings.
Ryu Hyun-jin said about the game at the time, “I couldn’t pitch at that time,” and he said that chemistry with the catcher was not the problem.
Coach Schneider said, “Kirk also understands this situation. My batting has been improving recently and I hope to continue this. “Heinemann is a catcher that all the pitchers on the team feel comfortable with,” he said, adding that he hopes these two players can turn a crisis into an opportunity.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ‘Sportsnet’ that day, Jansen emphasized that he has not completely given up on this season, saying, “Maybe I can become the World Series MVP.”
Coach Schneider also introduced the conversation he had with the player, saying, “Jansen said the same thing to me. I told him, ‘I will miss the good part of the season, but I will come back for the great part.’”