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Hyun-Jin Ryu | Starting Pitcher | #99

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow) threw live batting practice Sunday.
Ryu said after the session that he feels healthy enough to be part of the Dodgers' Opening Day rotation. That's encouraging, but we'll have to wait and see how he looks in Cactus League action. Ryu was throwing only 84-86 mph in a bullpen session last week. Feb 19 - 2:40 PM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow, shoulder) was sitting 84-86 mph with his fastball in his latest bullpen session.

Ryu is not the hardest thrower, but that's still well below the norm for him. Roberts told reporters that the club will begin watching Ryu closely to determine whether he's healthy and maybe over-protecting his surgically-repaired left arm. The South Korean starter remains an iffy gamble for the 2017 campaign.
Feb 16 - 12:20 PM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said that Hyun-Jin Ryu has "done everything he can this offseason to come into camp and reclaim his spot."

Ryu has been as plagued by the injury bug as any player out there, having made just one start over the past two seasons due to a menagerie of ailments -- including shoulder, groin and elbow concerns. He said near the end of January that he felt no pain in throwing four offseason bullpens. While that is certainly a positive sign for the oft-injured 29-year-old southpaw, he will need to get through spring training without setback if he is to rejoin the rotation.
Feb 15 - 5:15 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu told Yonhap News Agency in South Korea that he is pain-free leading into spring training.

Ryu has logged just one start at the major league level over the last two seasons because of shoulder, groin, and elbow injuries, but he is hoping to make up for lost time this summer. "Right now, I'd say I am in better shape than I normally would be at the start of spring training," Ryu told reporters at Incheon International Airport. "I threw four bullpen sessions while training in Japan. I have no pain at the moment." The left-hander will be in the Dodgers' starting rotation if he makes it through camp unscathed.
Source: Yonhap News
Jan 26 - 9:14 AM

Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said that if he is healthy in 2017, Hyun-Jin Ryu will be in the rotation.

That is a big, big "if," though, as Ryu has made just one major league appearance in the last two years due to shoulder, groin and elbow injuries. Most recently, he underwent an elbow debridement procedure in September. "In the planning process," Zaidi said, "we can’t plan on him to be our No. 3 starter or anything, but if he’s healthy, he’s going to be in our rotation."
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 60-day disabled list.

Ryu missed the entire 2015 season following labrum surgery and was limited to just one appearance in the majors this year before undergoing an arthroscopic left elbow debridement procedure in September. He's under contract for two more seasons at $14 million.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent an arthroscopic left elbow debridement procedure on Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Prior to the procedure, Ryu had been pitching in simulated games as he attempted to work his way back from left elbow tendinitis. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, but there's obviously nothing guaranteed here. The 29-year-old southpaw has made just one appearance over the last two years due to various shoulder, groin, and elbow injuries.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) threw around 25 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Ryu has been ruled out for the remainder of the year, but the Dodgers want to lay down some positive workouts before the offseason. The right-hander made just one appearance in 2016 and missed all of 2015. He's battled shoulder, groin, and elbow troubles over the last three years.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 07:49:00 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) will throw 25 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Ryu isn't a realistic option for the playoffs, but they want to see how he looks and hopefully have him go into the offseason on a positive note. Ryu missed all of last season due to shoulder surgery and has only made one appearance in the majors this season. He has been out since July 7 with left elbow tendinitis.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) will begin a throwing program in the next couple days.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier this month that he did not think Ryu would return in 2016. The pitcher does not want to be shut down, though, and will make one more effort to make it back. Ryu has started just one major league game over the past two seasons due to various injuries, including shoulder, groin, and elbow ailments.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he doesn't expect Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) to return this season.

Ryu hasn't picked up a ball since last month's flareup and it doesn't look like the team is counting on having him back this year. Shoulder, groin and elbow issues have limited Ryu to only one major league start over his last two seasons. The left-hander carries an impressive 3.28 ERA for his career but it's anyone guess if he'll ever be the same pitcher he once was after missing so much time due to injury.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Dodgers transferred LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears the way for the Dodgers' new roster additions. Ryu landed on the disabled list last month with left elbow tendinitis and can now be ruled out until at least early September.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, with left elbow tendonitis.

Ryu was due to start Wednesday against the Nationals, but he came down with elbow soreness and will now get some extended rest. There's no clear timetable for his return nor have the Dodgers announced his replacement for Wednesday.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent an MRI on his left elbow which showed no notable changes from his previous exams.

Ryu has officially been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Nationals due to left elbow discomfort. The good news is that there doesn't appear to be any structural damage, but a trip back to the disabled list could very well be in his future. He's made just one start this year, yielding six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings last Thursday against the Padres.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball hears that Hyun-Jin Ryu is likely to miss Wednesday's scheduled start against the Nationals due to discomfort in his elbow.

Ryu made his return from shoulder surgery just before the All-Star break and allowed six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. He is scheduled to be evaluated by team doctors and more should be known on his status soon. No word on who the Dodgers will use in his place on Wednesday.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 02:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
4Kyle Farmer
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Jose Fernandez
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Brett Eibner
5Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Scott Kazmir
5Brandon McCarthy
6Julio Urias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brock Stewart
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Grant Dayton
4Alex Wood
5Luis Avilan
6Josh Fields
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Josh Ravin
10Jacob Rhame
11Yimi Garcia
12Brandon Morrow
13Steve Geltz