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Jae Kuk Ryu is Still Playing Baseball

From The Korea Times:

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Ryu Jae-kuk is impressing South Korea manager Kim Kyung-moon with his pitching at the national team training camp in Okinawa, Japan.

Jae-kuk boasts a sinking fastball that sits around 147-150 kmph and also mixes an excellent curve, changeup and an occasional splitter. The 24-year-old, who could be dominant on days he throws his fastball for strikes, seems to have earned the confidence of the coaching staff to start against Japan, with the Eagles' Ryu taking the first match against Taiwan.

Pretty nice to see our young talent coming through in international competition; from Longoria to Ruggiano to Ryu.