Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu brings larger than life personality to Toronto

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Yasiel Puig #66 and Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers joke around in the dugout before the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Yasiel Puig #66 and Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers joke around in the dugout before the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays prized signing of the offseason also brings a larger than life personality that should inject positive vibes into the team’s clubhouse.

If you were not familiar with Hyun-Jin Ryu from his days in Los Angeles there have been some epic hilarious videos that have resurfaced over the past week highlighting the hurler’s quirkiness and playful sense of humor.

We even caught a glimpse of it during the press conference when Ryu introduced himself to Canada with “Bonjour”. Ryu will be a welcomed addition in a young and impressionable Blue Jays clubhouse for the next four seasons.

Former Dodgers teammate Justin Turner tweeted out that he was going to miss Ryu and that the hurler was one of his all-time favorites. It is amazing to see the impact Ryu has had on his teammates despite the obvious language barrier.

https://twitter.com/redturn2/status/1210716655157833728

Ryu was responsible for kicking it “Gangnam Style” in the Dodgers clubhouse with teammates Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. The video is sure to bring a smile to your face and truly shows the lighter side of the Blue Jays ace.

I can already picture Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. showing off their best dance moves with Ryu in a future clubhouse video.

Ryu Goes Gangnam Style

Ryu Spits Hot Fire

Ryu has also provided fans with two Korean commercials that are video gold. The pitcher appears in a credit card commercial where he can be seen rapping and showing off his dance moves.

Noodles For The Ace

The second commercial is for Ramen noodles where Ryu works up an appetite on the mound before enjoying a pot of noodles in the dugout with some fake Dodger teammates.

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If his talent on the field alone wasn’t enough, this glimpse of his personality excites me even more. Ryu brings intangibles that are often overlooked and will be a positive breath of fresh air for a team comprised of mostly youngsters.

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