Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) is preparing for the new season with his ‘family’ as usual this year.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned to Korea after the 2023 season, took a rest in Korea and departed for Okinawa, Japan on the 8th with professional baseball Hanwha Eagles pitchers Jang Min-jae, Nam Ji-min, and Kim Ki-joong.
The four will begin full-scale preparations for the new season in Okinawa starting on the 9th.
They will focus on basic training such as conditioning, strength, and weight training for about two weeks. 토토사이트 추천
Hanwha pitchers Lee Tae-yang and Lee Min-woo will also train separately in Okinawa and join later.
Since 2016, Ryu Hyun-jin has been training in the off-season with Hanwha juniors in Okinawa, Jeju Island, and Geoje every year.
Jang Min-jae, a close junior with whom he had a close relationship during his time at Hanwha, participated in the ‘Ryu Hyun-jin Camp’ every year, and many juniors, including Kim Min-woo, Lee Tae-yang, and Kim Jin-young, took turns in joint training.
This year, Nam Ji-min and Kim Ki-joong were introduced by Jang Min-jae to train with Ryu Hyun-jin.
Ryu Hyun-jin was responsible for the training costs of her juniors, including her lodging each year. This year, Ryu Hyun-jin also gave up her own money for her juniors.
This year’s overseas training is different from previous years in that the athlete is approached as an invincible player.
Ryu Hyun-jin prepared for the new season with his team every year.
In 2019, after his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers expired, he signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for a total of $80 million in December of that year and trained overseas in Okinawa feeling relieved.
This year, Ryu Hyun-jin began individual overseas training without his team for the first time, but he plans to prepare for the new season calmly and quietly, unlike previous years.
However, concerns about his destination are expected to continue during training in Okinawa.
Ryu Hyun-jin has prioritized remaining in the Major League Baseball (MLB) and is also considering returning to Hanwha.
Given the recent atmosphere, it seems likely that he will sign with an MLB club. Recently, in the MLB free agent market, players’ prices are soaring, so the possibility of returning to Korea is decreasing.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s skills are also enough to attract the attention of MLB clubs.
Ryu Hyun-jin displayed consistent skills in the 2023 season, returning after his elbow ligament fusion surgery.
He appeared in 11 games and posted a record of 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.46.