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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow, shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game Wednesday.

The Dodgers will give the ball to Scott Kazmir in their Cactus League contest that day and allow Ryu to pitch more in a controlled environment. Ryu is feeling good as he works his way back from elbow and shoulder issues, but it will be interesting to see what his velocity is when he gets into game action. He was throwing only 84-86 mph earlier this month.
Feb 27 - 6:38 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow, shoulder) and Scott Kazmir could make their spring debuts on Wednesday.

Ryu is being brought along slowly this spring after all his elbow and shoulder issues and Kazmir is behind while he works on his mechanics. Both have looked good of late and are almost ready for game action. One will likely pitch in a Cactus League game against the Giants, and the other will do a simulated appearance on a back field.
Feb 26 - 12:23 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will complete one more bullpen session before he'll pitch in Cactus League play.

Ryu felt fine after his simulated game on Friday, but he and Scott Kazmir both need to be slotted into the spring rotation which will take a few days. It will be interesting to watch how things play out regarding the Dodgers rotation if everyone is healthy, as there are seven viable arms competing for five spots.
Feb 25 - 12:08 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow) threw 33 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Friday without any issues.

The veteran southpaw is inching closer to game action but will probably require a couple more bullpen sessions before he's unleashed in Cactus League play. Even if he's healthy, he may face an uphill climb at a rotation spot given the overall quality and depth of the Dodgers' rotation.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 24 - 7:46 PM

The Dodgers aren't ready to reveal when Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow) could be ready to make his Cactus League debut.

Ryu hasn't had any issues in his recent bullpen sessions, but the Dodgers are being cautious with him after injuries have limited him to just one start over the past two seasons. His velocity still isn't back to normal, so it's possible they want to see him build some more arm strength first. "It is kind of contingent on his progress," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Feb 22 - 1:43 PM

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

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

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2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
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3B1Justin Turner
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LF1Andrew Toles
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RF1Yasiel Puig
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Alex Wood
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
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