Blue Jays Hyun Jin Ryu tests positive for COVID-19 during practice

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his agency Aspec Corporation.

The Korean southpaw, who trained with KBO’s Hanwha Eagles amid MLB’s lockdown, has no serious symptoms and has received three doses of the coronavirus vaccine per year. Sports TV News report by Kim Tae-woo.

Several other Eagles have tested positive for COVID-19, and Ryu and others are expected to self-isolate after PCR tests confirm the diagnosis.

Due to the MLB lockdown preventing players on the 40-man roster from practicing at team facilities, Ryu attended the Eagles’ spring activities in southern South Korea. The 34-year-old starter is preparing for his ninth season in Major League Baseball and his third year with the Blue Jays.

After back-to-back seasons as Cy Young runners-up, Ryu posted the highest full-season ERA of his MLB career in 2021. Briefly missing time due to injury, the number of strikeouts from Ryu went down and home run rates went up in his first season. of the Rogers Center. Struggling with control of his change for much of the season, Ryu ended 2021 strong by delivering five two-run innings with seven strikeouts in a must-win 162 game against Baltimore.

“The best way is to forget the past and prepare for the next start,” Ryu said after an early exit in one of his final starts of 2021.

It’s still unclear if Ryu will continue to train with the Eagles after clearing the necessary COVID protocols.

H/T Sports TV News, Kim Tae-woo

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