It was a possible choice because Ryu Hyun-jin (36) was there. Toronto sends ‘Young Gun’ with broken wings down to the minor leagues.
On the 12th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB.com) reported the news of Toronto right-hander Alec Manoa (24) going to Triple-A in the minor leagues. “Manoa was one of the best young starters just a year ago, but this year, after a difficult season, the option of being demoted to Triple-A was chosen,” he said.
Toronto is nearing the end of its schedule for the 17th series of death. After the home game against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th, which announced Ryu Hyun-jin as the starting pitcher, the 17-game schedule will come to an end. Therefore, there is no reason to insist on the 6 starting system, which was the choice in preparation for 17 consecutive games.
Here, Ryu Hyun-jin, who recently returned, hastened Toronto’s decision by showing pitching details that gave Toronto confidence. Ryu Hyun-jin left 9 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd, before returning to the major leagues. . Had he not been hit on his right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s batted ball after two outs in the bottom of the 4th inning, he could have played more innings.
Ryu Hyun-jin suffered a bruise on his right knee, but as Toronto predicted Ryu Hyun-jin as a starting pitcher against the Cubs on the 14th, pitching is not expected to be affected.
‘MLB.com’ reported the news of Manoa’s demotion to Triple A and said, “Toronto will switch back to the 5th starter system.” Toronto already has a solid starting pitching team, including Ryu Hyun-jin, Jose Berrios, Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassett, and Yusei Kikuchi.
Next, ‘MLB.com’ said about the reason why Toronto gave up the 6-start system and returned to the 5-man starting rotation, “Toronto finished 17 consecutive games and is waiting for holidays on the 15th and 18th. Here, another one on the 21st. Considering the holiday, the 6-selection system is no longer reasonable,” he added, “with the return of Ryu Hyun-jin, the clock ticked on this decision.”
It is uncertain whether Ryu Hyun-jin would have sent Manoa to Triple-A if his pitching was not good after returning to the major leagues. It can be assumed that Toronto made the decision that Ryu Hyun-jin can remain in the starting rotation.
Also included is the prospect that Manoa is hardly able to escape from sluggishness, so he will not be of great help to the team if he remains in the big leagues right away. Last year, Manoa threw 196⅔innings, 16-7, with an ERA of 2.24, showing an amazing performance and vomiting up to 3rd place in the American League Cy Young Award voting. However, this year, he is only 3-9 with an ERA of 5.87 in 87⅓ innings.
Even though he has already been to the minor leagues once during this season, he has not shown improved pitching. Toronto made a decision when Manoa came out as a starting pitcher against Cleveland on the 11th and only allowed 4 runs with 4 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts in 4 innings.
Then, when can Manoa return to the major league stage? ‘MLB.com’ predicted, “Manoa may return on September 1 when the roster expands, or sooner if Toronto needs it.”
Meanwhile, Toronto called up Hagen Danner to the major league roster in place of Manoa. “Hagen Danner, who is about to debut in the major leagues, will come on the major league roster to fill Manoa’s place,” said MLB.com, “Danner is a player who showed potential as a reliever with a fastball and slider combination.”메이저사이트
But it’s unlikely that Danner will get many opportunities in the big leagues right away. ‘MLB.com’ predicted, “With Jordan Romano, Trevor Richards, and Chad Green all getting closer to returning, Danner won’t be on the major league roster for long, but it’s a good opportunity to make an impression in preparation for the 2024 season.”