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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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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

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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

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that it's possible Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will make a start in the majors before the All-Star break.

Ryu was touched for eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits over four innings Thursday in a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but Roberts said he felt good coming out of the start and got his velocity up to 90 mph. The Dodgers still think he has work to do, but he's getting closer.
Jun 24 - 7:32 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The plan calls for Ryu to throw five innings or 65 pitches. The southpaw has allowed one run with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven innings over two starts since resuming his minor league rehab assignment, but the Dodgers want to see more velocity before activating him. He was reportedly throwing in the 82-89 mph range during his most recent rehab outing.
Jun 20 - 7:51 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that he'd like to see more velocity from Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) before the lefty is activated from the disabled list.

Roberts said that Ryu's velocity sat at 86 mph and ranged from 82-89 mph in his last rehab appearance on Friday. "You want to get the average up a little bit higher," Roberts said. "I know that it is rehab, but I expect the velocity to go up." Ryu averaged 92 mph in 2014 in his last big league season, so the velocity drop is a big one but not surprising given that the southpaw is coming back from major shoulder surgery. Roberts would like to see Ryu throwing at least 88 mph before he considers him for the big league rotation.
Jun 19 - 10:21 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is expected to throw four innings in Friday's rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

He'll be limited to 60 pitches. Ryu resumed his rehab assignment Sunday following a two-week layoff. The left-hander will need about three or four more outings in the minors before he's ready to join the Dodgers' starting rotation.
Jun 16 - 5:15 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start on Thursday.

Ryu finally resumed his minor league rehab assignment on Sunday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over three innings. His return from shoulder surgery hasn't gone according to plan so far, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that he "felt as good as he's felt in any rehab start." He's likely another three or four starts away from rejoining the Dodgers.
Jun 13 - 9:54 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits over three innings in a minor league rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

The southpaw didn't walk a batter and struck out three. He's still going to need another 3-4 rehab starts before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Dodgers, and that's if he's able to avoid any further setbacks.
Jun 12 - 7:18 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao