After missing 15 weeks with that injury, Ryu was very efficient on the mound for a team that had World Series expectations all season long, but fell in the NLDS to the eventual World Series Champs, the Washington Nationals.. Ryu walked just 24 batters all season long, while striking out 163 strikeouts over 182.2 innings. Of his 29 starts in 2019, he went at least seven innings without allowing more than three runs 15 times.
The 32-year-old was also impressive while healthy throughout 2018, and has a 2.21 ERA over the past two seasons, which is only behind Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in that span. He signed with the Dodgers in December of 2012 out of South Korea, but also dealt with shoulder problems since coming over, which led to surgery. He would make just one start from 2015 to 2016, but has found more consistent health since 2017. He will now look to progress the rebuild process of the Blue Jays, who have only added Travis Shaw this off-season. They are focusing on their young talent to improve as time goes on for a team that went 67-95 a season ago.