Ryu Hyun-jin off to rehab, junior Kim Ha-seong takes care of business

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu left Toronto for an important rehab start.

Hyun-jin Ryu left the stadium ahead of a home game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday (July 20) and traveled to Syracuse, New York, where he will make a rehab start two days later.바카라사이트

It takes about five to six hours to drive from Toronto to Syracuse. It’s not a long drive, so he’s traveling ahead of time to prepare for the game.

Before leaving Toronto, Ryu took care of his junior opponent, infielder Kim Ha-seong. On the day off before the game, they ate together at a meat restaurant, and before the game on the 20th, they invited him to their home for a home-cooked meal.

There were also small gifts. Kim was looking for an Axe bat with an unusual handle shape, so his teammate George Springer got him a special bat.

“I’m sorry, I’m not going to use it in this series,” Kim laughed as he handled Springer’s bat, which was saved by Ryu Hyun-jin before the game on Tuesday.

It was the first time the two had met during the season since Kim reached the major leagues. Given that the two players are in different leagues and different districts, it’s not often that they get to meet, which makes it all the more meaningful.

It would have been even more meaningful if they had met on the field. Unfortunately, the timing was a little off. “I wanted to play against Hyun Jin-hyung,” Kim said.

San Diego, meanwhile, will be starting Darvish Yu, with a lineup of Ha-Sung Kim (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (designated hitter), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Jake Cronenweth (first base), Luis Camposano (catcher), Taylor Callaway (right field), and Trent Grisham (center field).

Camposano will make his first start since returning from injury, and Callaway will make his big league debut while Tatis takes a breather as the designated hitter.

Toronto went with a lineup of George Springer (right field), Bo Bissett (shortstop), Brandon Belt (first base), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (designated hitter), Matt Chapman (third base), Wee Merrifield (second base), Dalton Bashaw (left field), Danny Jansen (catcher) and Kevin Kiermaier (center field). Jose Berrios got the start.

Toronto made one change to its bench. Right-hander Jordan Luplow was called up and Nate Luke was demoted. To make room for Luplow on the 40-man roster, Adam Shimber, who went down with a shoulder injury, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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