‘Ryu Hyun-jin Rehabilitation Treatment’ Toronto recruits ‘selection’ Thompson through trade

The Toronto Blue Jays, where Ryu Hyun-jin (36) belongs, acquired a “starting card.”

MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), reported on the 11th (Korean time) that “Toronto brought in right-handed pitcher Jack Thompson (30) in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates.” Thompson appeared in 29 big league games (22 starts) last season, recording an average ERA of 5.18 with 3 wins and 10 losses.

Toronto, which recently signed a minor league contract with Drew Hutchison, also traded Thompson for the purpose of strengthening the starting depth (player base). Alec Manoa-Kevin Gaussman-Chris Bassitt-Jose Berios, Toronto, which has virtually confirmed 4 starters, moved aggressively in the offseason to reinforce its relatively loose 5th starter.  

Ryu Hyun-jin, who received Tommy John surgery last June, is expected to return after the All-Star break. Thompson is expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation alongside the likes of Yusei Kikuchi and Nate Pearce.

Toronto, which acquired Thompson, gave away Chavez Young (26), a minor league outfielder. Born in the Bahamas, Young recorded a batting average of 0.234 (50 hits in 214 at-bats), 5 home runs and 21 RBIs in 65 games in the Minor League Triple-A last year. Although he did not have a high batting average, he is a semi-successful stealer with 20 bases 토토사이트.

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