“He was the best pitcher in the league.”
Former Toronto catcher Liz Maguire (28, Boston) expressed great anticipation for the return of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto).
In an interview with Star News at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 29th (Korean time), Maguire said, “I heard the news that Ryu Hyun-jin, who had been out of power due to an injury, is likely to return soon.” It will be an interesting but difficult confrontation if I meet him at bat with , but I will do my best to hit Ryu Hyun-jin’s ball well.”
US local media such as MLB.com recently said, “Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been rehabilitating for nearly a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) in June of last year, is not far away” You will see what you do,’ he reported. If the return is made as expected, Ryu Hyun-jin and Maguire are expected to face off in the matches between Toronto and Boston on August 5-7 and September 16-18.
Maguire faced Ryu Hyun-jin just once in a game on June 2, 2022, when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox, and retired with a ground ball to first base. It was Ryu Hyun-jin’s last appearance before his injury.
Born in Seattle, Washington, USA, Maguire was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft and turned pro. After moving to Toronto through a trade in 2016, he made his major league debut two years later in 2018.먹튀검증
Maguire ate a pot of rice for two years from 2020, when Ryu Hyun-jin joined Toronto. After moving to the White Sox in April of last year, he wore a Boston uniform in August.
McGuire, who often received his ball while working with Ryu Hyun-jin, said, “Hyun-jin Ryu was the best pitcher in the league.” There were many times when even as a catcher, I was surprised by the thick guts he was capable of. I was happy to receive such a ball from him,” he looked back.
Although he was from the first round of the draft, Maguire performed less than expected until last year. After his major league debut, he did not play a single season full-time. As of the 30th, this year, he has a batting average of 0.282 (22 hits in 78 at-bats) and 9 RBIs in 30 games, showing better results than in previous years. He’s not that bad for a catcher with a lot of defensive pressure.
Regarding this, Maguire said, “Now that my major league career has accumulated, I have realized what I have to do in the offseason.” It seems that the hard work has become the foundation for good results this season.”
Maguire participated in the World Youth Baseball Championship held in Korea in 2012 when he was 17 years old and won the gold medal by beating Canada in the final. In an interview with Star News in the past, he said, “Korea was the first foreign country I had visited since I was born, so everything was unfamiliar and unfamiliar at first. I didn’t have a chance to experience it properly. In the future, if I get a chance, I want to go to Korea again.”
When asked if this plan is still valid, Maguire said, “Of course” and said, “Now that the pandemic situation caused by Corona 19 has improved, international travel is possible as freely as in the past. So, you can go whenever you want. I really want to go again.” said.