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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 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. Sep 28 - 9:38 PM

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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.
Sep 20 - 7:49 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.
Sep 19 - 8:45 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.
Aug 24 - 8:17 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.
Aug 18 - 5:56 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.
Aug 1 - 5:31 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.
Jul 19 - 3:18 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.
Jul 19 - 2:51 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.
Jul 19 - 2:37 PM

Making his first start of the season, Hyun-Jin Ryu surrendered six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's 6-0 loss to the Padres.

Not only was this Ryu's first start of the season, this was his first appearance in the majors since October of 2014. He underwent surgery to repair his left shoulder labrum last May and has been on the rehab trail ever since. On Thursday, he surrendered solitary runs in the first, second and fourth innings. A three-run fifth eventually did him in. Ryu struck out four and walked two on the evening. While his overall results left something to be desired, Ryu held a 3.38 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 139/29 K/BB ratio over 26 starts (152 innings) in 2014 and he is more than worth a flier in most formats, assuming an owner isn't already stashing him.
Jul 8 - 12:58 AM

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

Ryu will get the ball for his season debut Thursday against the Padres. The left-hander contributed a 4.23 ERA over eight rehab outings with a two-week break in between. Ryu will be making his first major league appearance in 21 months when he takes the mound Thursday at Dodger Stadium.
Jul 7 - 7:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start Thursday against the Padres.

This confirms what was hinted by Ryu earlier in the afternoon. It's been a long time coming for the southpaw. He hasn't pitched in the majors since the 2014 NLDS against the Cardinals.
Jul 4 - 6:20 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is likely to be activated from the disabled list to start Thursday against the Padres.

It will be his first start in the majors since shoulder surgery last year. The Dodgers have yet to make an official announcement, but Ryu hinted at the possibility on Monday. The southpaw allowed two runs over six innings in his most recent minor league rehab start on Friday, but his velocity is still reportedly down from where he was prior to surgery. He's a wait-and-see option in most mixed leagues for now.
Jul 4 - 5:58 PM

The Dodgers are debating whether to activate Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) or have him make one more rehab start.

Ryu scattered two runs and five hits over six solid innings Friday in a win for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Overall, he's posted a 4.23 ERA over eight minor league starts, though he was shut down for a few weeks between late May and early June. Losing Clayton Kershaw to a herniated disk might give the Dodgers an increased sense of urgency. Either way, Ryu is very close to joining the Dodgers' starting rotation. He missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Jul 2 - 8:12 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) had Tuesday's rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City shortened due to rain.

Ryu allowed one run on two hits and no walks in 1 2/3 innings while striking out two batters. He threw 20 out of 26 pitches for strikes. Obviously the Dodgers would have liked to see him get stretched out a bit more, so at least one more rehab outing is likely in his future.
Jun 28 - 2:54 PM

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Starting Pitcher
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3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
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8Jose De Leon
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