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Hyun-Jin Ryu | Starting Pitcher | #99

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Giants to one run in six innings in Monday's loss.
Ryu deserved better tonight, but he's now 0-4 this season. Expectations are that he'll stay in the rotation for now, but his spot is tenuous, what with Julio Urias coming up and Rich Hill due back within 2-3 weeks. Apr 25 - 1:55 AM

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Hyun-Jin Ryu fell to 0-3 after giving up four runs in six innings Tuesday against the Rockies.

Ryu struck out seven and walked just one, but three homers did him in. There are still things to like about the way Ryu is throwing, but it seems clear now that he'll be the first starter bumped from the Dodgers' rotation, whether it's for Scott Kazmir or Julio Urias.
Apr 19 - 1:57 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Cubs.

Ryu's velocity has been decent in the early going, but he's still allowed 12 hits and three homers in 9 1/3 innings. We expect that he'll get better from here if he can stay healthy, but, at the same time, we're not at all confident that he will stay healthy.
Apr 13 - 5:33 PM

Despite being handed the loss, Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched well against the Rockies in his season opener on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Ryu issued just one free pass and punched out five on the afternoon, against a vaunted offense in the house of horrors that is Coors Field. The big blow against him came on Dustin Garneau's solo blast in the fifth inning that gave the Rockies a 2-1 advantage. Unfortunately, it doesn't get much easier for Ryu who is scheduled to do battle against the Cubs at Wrigley Field his next time out on Thursday.
Apr 7 - 7:12 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that "80 to 90" pitches is a realistic target for Hyun-Jin Ryu in his season debut Friday in Colorado.

Ryu's first start of 2017 after essentially two lost seasons due to injury will come at Coors Field, which isn't really fair. The left-hander had a nice spring (2.57 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio across 14 innings), but fantasy owners should leave Ryu on the bench for at least one outing to see what he looks like.
Apr 7 - 12:11 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will be part of the team's rotation.

The Dodgers really had no idea what to expect from Ryu as they entered spring training after he missed virtually all of the last two seasons with shoulder and elbow injuries. However, he's gone out and posted a 2.57 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio across 14 Cactus League innings and, most importantly, feels great physically. Ryu obviously remains a big health risk, but the lefty put up a 3.17 ERA over 56 starts in his two healthy seasons with the Dodgers so he needs to be considered in mixed leagues. Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood will battle for the final spot in the Dodgers' rotation.
Mar 27 - 7:14 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed three runs over five innings Monday against the White Sox.

Ryu surrendered a pair of homers, but he was fine otherwise, striking out four and walking none. The southpaw has managed to stay healthy this spring while putting up a 2.57 ERA. He's on track to begin the year with a rotation spot.
Mar 27 - 7:12 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow, shoulder) said after throwing four shutout innings while allowing just one hit Tuesday that he feels "very close to my 2013 form."

Ryu posted a 3.00 ERA over 30 starts that season. The left-hander has had two straight years wrecked by injury and got a late start this spring, but he's now yielded just one run while boasting an 8/1 K/BB ratio over nine Cactus League frames. Ryu is still likely to begin the season on the disabled list and remains a big health risk, but his work the last few weeks has been very encouraging.
Mar 21 - 7:00 PM

Hyun-jin Ryu gave up one run on three hits while fanning four in his three-inning start against the Cubs on Thursday.

He was facing a Cubs lineup without a single one of their regular-season starters but it was an impressive effort nonetheless. This was Ryu's second outing of the spring. He has given up just one run in five innings of work. He missed the entire 2015 season and pitched in only one game last year after suffering through multiple injuries. Whether he will begin the season in the Dodgers' rotation is still an open question.
Mar 16 - 7:10 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow, leg) made his Cactus League debut against the Angels on Saturday, striking out two over two scoreless frames.

Ryu has made just one appearance in the majors since September of 2014 due to a laundry list of shoulder and elbow injuries. Even this spring, he has had to deal with an upper leg injury sustained during bullpen work. He was on point in his spring debut, though, allowing just one hit over his two frames of work. Ryu should be considered a longshot to make the Opening Day rotation and interested fantasy parties might be best served to wait until he has proven he can stay healthy before taking any sort of a speculative flier.
Mar 11 - 5:53 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow, leg) is now scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

He was originally penciled in for Friday, but there was a slight schedule mixup. Ryu has been limited to one major league appearance since September 2014 due to shoulder and elbow troubles, and he recently tweaked his left adductor (upper leg) muscle during a bullpen session. The lefty figures to be an unreliable fantasy option in 2017. He probably won't crack the Opening Day rotation.
Mar 6 - 2:47 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow, leg) is set to make his Cactus League debut on Friday.

It'll be an event worth watching considering Ryu has made just one major league appearance since September 2014. He probably won't be in the Dodgers' rotation to open the 2017 season, even if he performs really well in Cactus League play.
Mar 6 - 11:20 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow, leg) will make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Ryu was eased into things this spring following multiple shoulder and elbow issues, and he had a setback recently when he tweaked his left adductor muscles. However, he got through a simulated game Saturday with no issues and is now ready to test things out in a Cactus League contest. Ryu is a long shot to open the season in the Dodgers' rotation.
Mar 5 - 12:57 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (adductor) said that he did not feel any pain during his bullpen on Wednesday.

Ryu had been slated to throw a simulated game on Wednesday, but ended up throwing a bullpen session instead after feeling discomfort in the left adductor (leg). With a smooth bullpen under his belt, he is expected to pitch to live hitters on Saturday. Ryu has made just one start over the last two seasons due to an array of injuries.
Mar 1 - 7:33 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (adductor) will throw a bullpen on Wednesday and face live hitters on Saturday.

Per Ken Gurnick of, Ryu is dealing with "left side adductor discomfort," essentially a lower body or groin strain. He had been scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday. That has been downgraded to a more simple bullpen. Live hitters to come on Saturday. Ryu has dealt with a slew of injuries during his career and any bumps in the spring training road on the health front could be cause for concern.
Mar 1 - 3:48 PM

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LF1Andre Ethier
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Brock Stewart
8Alex Wood
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4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
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