After throwing three innings to live hitters last week, Hyun-jin Ryu made a rehab start for the Toronto Blue Jays’ Buffalo Bisons Triple-A team on Saturday against the Durham Bulls.
Ryu logged 4.0 innings pitched and threw 74 total pitches. The veteran pitcher did have some slight struggles over his four innings of work, which included allowing five runs. For one, he allowed a two-run home run during the third inning of the contest.
BYE BYE BASEBALL!
Ford Proctor drives a 2-run shot to center for his 1st Triple-A home run! pic.twitter.com/Mdw3Ax2dL6
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Following his outing on the day, Ryu provided a notable update on his injury status. The Blue Jays pitcher has been sidelined since mid-April when he was placed on the injured list due to left forearm inflammation. Overall, he felt “really good” after pitching in the game.
“I threw all the pitches that I wanted to and got that out of the way, so it felt the same for me,” Ryu said. “Physically I feel really good right now.”
Ryu further added that he is slated to meet up with the Blue Jays during the team’s three-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays to touch base on the next steps for his injury rehab process.
The Blue Jays have not necessarily missed a beat in Ryu’s absence. For one, Ross Stripling has risen to the occasion for the team as of late, which includes notching 12 strikeouts in 13.0 innings pitched in his last three starts.
Toronto currently sits in third place in the AL East standings with a 16-11 record.