Trucks loaded with equipment from San Diego, the fastest team to join pitchers in 2024, left for the spring training site in Peoria, Arizona, the U.S. on Sunday (Korea time). This is the beginning of spring training.

However, starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has yet to find his home. MLB Network reporter JP Morosi mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin several times the day before. He appeared in 11 games after returning from elbow ligament surgery last season, stressing that he played a very important role in the starting rotation of the Toronto Blue Jays. He has three wins, three losses and a 3.46 ERA in 11 games.

As of today, there are 11 starting pitchers who can’t find their homes. There are four left-handers and seven right-handers. They are once successful starters. Among them, the big catches are Cy Young Award winners Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery. Super Agent Scott Boras is weighing a huge contract. He’s already a nesting starter.

Ryu is one of the four left-handers. The other is Clayton Kershaw, 35. It is uncertain when Kershaw will return due to shoulder surgery. There is a high possibility that the Los Angeles Dodgers will renew his contract. He is a living legend who is already scheduled to enter the Hall of Fame. There is always a conflict between the Texas Rangers and the Dodgers, his hometown team.

Among the right-handers are Brandon Woodruff, a former Milwaukee Brewers who has yet to return from surgery, Zack Greinke, who is extending his career with 3,000 strikeouts, Michael Lawrenson, who had a no-hitter with the Philadelphia Phillies last year, and long-haired Mike Clevinger, Corey Kluber, and Noah. Greinke has 2979 strikeouts. If you add 21 more to this, there will be 3,000 guaranteed Hall of Fame.

All but Snell and Montgomery among the rest of the selections are candidates for one-year contracts. It’s not easy to sign a team that has a competitive edge in the playoffs.

Morosi also pointed out the possibility that Ryu Hyun-jin could sign with the San Diego Padres. Noah Syndergaard, once syndergaard of fastballs, showed off his bullpen pitching on April 31. Scouts from 15 teams attended. Syndergaard pitched in 18 games with the Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians last year, recording two wins, six losses and 6.50. He allowed 22 home runs in 1.39. 88.2 innings of WHIP.

After his return, Morosi compared Syndergaard’s and Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance and explained who he needed more as a starting pitcher. Among the 15 teams, the Padres are also included.

Currently, the Padres starting rotation consists of unverified candidates, with the exception of Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish, and Michael King (New York Yankees trade). It is difficult to recruit multi-year contracts because of his weak finances. The Padres strengthened their bullpen a day earlier, agreeing to a four-year, $16.5 million contract with New York Yankees left-hander Wendy Peralta. His annual salary is $4.125 million.

“Ryu is in good physical condition in Florida right now. He is preparing for his 2024 season, not rehabilitation,” the reporter said, encouraging him to sign a free agent contract. Only time will tell when Ryu’s nest will be decided.



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