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Hyun-Jin Ryu | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 254
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will rest for two weeks before being re-evaluated.
Confirming a previous report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, a contrast MRI showed no change from his previous MRI and no structural damage. The hope is that rest and rehab will do the trick, but he'll obviously begin the season on the disabled list. Joe Wieland is the most likely candidate to replace him in the rotation. Mar 24 - 1:26 PM

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Hyun-Jin Ryu will be shut down for a few weeks after tests revealed no structural damage in his left shoulder.

Ryu has been dealing with shoulder inflammation and felt renewed soreness attempting to throw Sunday. The good news is that there's no structural damage, but there's no timetable for his return to the Dodgers' rotation.
Mar 24 - 11:39 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu was sent back to Los Angeles on Sunday for further evaluation on his ailing left shoulder.

Ryu attempted to play catch on Sunday but shut things down after experiencing renewed soreness. At this point, it's unclear when he will be an option to join the Dodgers rotation. A significant stint on the disabled list is possible.
Mar 22 - 6:58 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will resume throwing Sunday.

Ryu has been dealing with shoulder inflammation, and the Dodgers have vowed to be cautious with their 14-game winner. No timetable has been given on when Ryu might get back into Cactus League action. As such, it's hard to tell whether the southpaw will be ready when Opening Day rolls around.
Mar 22 - 12:45 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that it's a "pretty safe assumption" the club will be careful with Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and it's possible the left will begin the season on the disabled list.

Mattingly also noted that the team could choose to simply hold Ryu back for the fifth game of the season. In other words, it sounds like there's a good chance the left-hander won't start the third game of the season as he was originally planned to. For what it's worth, Ryu said Friday that the shoulder inflammation he's dealing with isn't as bad as what he experienced last year and he's hopeful of avoiding a DL stint.
Mar 20 - 12:05 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu has been given an injection and will be shut down for three days due to left shoulder inflammation.

It's especially worrisome given that the left-hander dealt with shoulder issues down the stretch last season. Ryu also got a late start this spring because of a back problem. The Dodgers will see where he's at in three days, but this certainly has the potential to threaten his availability for the start of the season. Erik Bedard, Juan Nicasio and Joe Wieland would be options for the Dodgers' rotation should Ryu have to miss time.
Mar 20 - 11:26 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu fared well in his second Cactus League start on Tuesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in his three innings of work.

The important thing to take away from the start is that he came away feeling good and without tweaking his injured back. He has been terrific through his first two seasons in the Dodgers rotation, and there is no reason to believe that will change in 2015.
Mar 17 - 11:45 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed two perfect innings Thursday against the Padres in his first Cactus League action.

He recorded two strikeouts on the night. Ryu was a little behind after tweaking a muscle in the middle of his back, but he's back on track now and looked sharp Thursday. The left-hander will be a key cog in the Dodgers' rotation again in 2015.
Mar 12 - 11:51 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) will throw batting practice Saturday.

If the workout goes smoothly, Ryu will pitch in a Cactus League game five days later. He was slowed in late February by a tweaked back muscle but has plenty of time to get where he needs to be before the start of the 2015 regular season. Ryu, 27, boasts a 3.17 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 293/78 K/BB ratio in 344 major league innings.
Mar 5 - 11:46 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) came out of Monday's bullpen session fine.

Ryu briefly halted his throwing program after tweaking a muscle in the middle of his back last week, but he's feeling better now. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the next step will likely be throwing batting practice. Cactus League games should soon follow.
Mar 3 - 12:19 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Ryu was backed off his spring throwing program for a bit after tweaking a muscle in the middle of his back last week. He should be ready for Cactus League games soon and is not in danger of missing a regular-season start. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a 3.17 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 293/78 K/BB ratio in 344 major league innings.
Mar 2 - 1:00 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday.

The 27-year-old southpaw has taken things easy the past couple of days after tweaking a muscle in his back during a fielding drill on Tuesday. He should have no difficulty getting ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Feb 28 - 12:53 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) will have another light day Thursday in Dodgers camp.

Ryu tweaked a muscle in the middle of his back Tuesday during a fielding drill, but it's not believed to be a serious issue. An MRI taken Thursday showed no structural damage. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a terrific 3.17 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 293/78 K/BB ratio in 344 innings since joining the Dodgers from Korea.
Feb 26 - 9:36 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu is currently dealing with mid-back tightness.

Ryu will sit out Wednesday, but he shouldn't be sidelined for long. The southpaw has enjoyed a lot of success since coming over to MLB in 2013, posting a 3.17 ERA over 56 starts, and is an underrated option in fantasy leagues.
Feb 25 - 11:58 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu didn't show any rust Monday, tossing six innings of one-run ball but settling for a no-decision in a loss to the Cardinals.

Ryu was making his first start since September 12 due to shoulder issues, but it didn't show. His stuff was crisp all night, with his only mistake coming in the third inning when he left a changeup up and the red-hot Matt Carpenter put it into the seats. He was pulled after throwing 94 pitches through six, and the Dodgers' bullpen promptly coughed up a couple runs.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:39:00 AM

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2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
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SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
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CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Erik Bedard
8Chris Anderson
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Sergio Santos
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