Hyun-jin Ryu isn’t just a talented left-hander starter and valuable piece of the Los Angeles Dodgers starting rotation, but the 26 year old also appears to be quite the singer.
In fact, Ryu’s talented enough off the field that his voice has been lent to the chorus of a new song in his native Korea entitled “Smile Again”. The song appears to be a charitable effort in conjunction with a pair of Korean pop bands, Trouble Maker and G. NA, according to Matt Monagan at MLB.com’s Cut 4.
There’s even video (courtesy of @allkpop on Twitter).
Ryu signed a six year, $36 Million deal to join the Dodgers last offseason after pitching professionally in Korea for a few years and responded well in his first year in Los Angeles. He made 30 starts, totaling 192.0 IP, in which he posted a 14-8 record, 3.00 ERA, and 1.203 WHIP. Boasting a 3.14 K/BB rate he was good enough to finish 4th in National League Rookie of the Year voting. Ryu will likely be the team’s 3rd or 4th starter heading into the 2014 season.