Major leaguer Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays, photo), who underwent elbow ligament joint (Tommy John) surgery last June, is expected to return in July. Toronto general manager Ross Atkins said in an interview with the local media on the 16th, “Ryu Hyun-jin and bullpen pitcher Chad Green will throw the ball against batters next month in real life.” Ryu Hyun-jin and Green are rehabilitating in Dunedin, Florida, USA, where Toronto’s spring camp facility is located after elbow surgery. Ryu Hyun-jin plans to digest the live pitching schedule next week, where he throws the ball with the hitter standing in the plate after passing through catch ball and bullpen pitching. Ryu Hyun-jin’s return is expected to be mid-July, after the All-Star break, as he had hoped. Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker said, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation is proceeding smoothly,” and “Ryu Hyun-jin also wants to show why he came to this team.” 메이저놀이터
Ko Jin-young rises to 2nd place in women’s golf world rankings
Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire, photo) is once again set out to regain the No. 1 spot in the women’s golf world rankings. Ko Jin-young swapped her place with Lydia Ko (New Zealand) in the women’s golf weekly world rankings announced on the 16th and rose to second place. Ko Jin-young, who lost her world No. 1 spot in November last year, sat down to 5th at the end of last year. At the time, Ko Jin-young was heavily outclassed by Nellie Koda (USA) and Lydia Ko, as well as her Min-Ji Lee (Australia) and Atayati Tikkun (Thailand). However, Jinyoung Ko, who became third by winning the HSBC World Championship last March, improved her ranking by winning the Cognitive Founders Cup in two months. At the Cognizant Founders Cup, Koda missed the cut and Lydia Ko tied for 42nd. 4th place was taken by Lilia Bu (USA) without change, and Lee Min-ji, who finished runner-up in the Cognizant Founders Cup, pushed Titikkun to 6th place and took 5th place.