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Hyun-Jin Ryu | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is expected to throw live batting practice at some point this week.
Ryu has been throwing off a mound for a week and is nearing the next step. A rehab assignment will be just around the corner after he faces hitters. Ryu is still weeks away from a return, but he's finally showing some real progress. The Dodgers could really use him after losing Brandon McCarthy (elbow). May 3 - 11:30 AM

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Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown off the bump since his left shoulder soreness cropped up in mid-March. The Dodgers have understandably proceeded cautiously with the southpaw, but Ryu has progressed well in recent weeks. He's still a long ways away from a return, however.
Apr 26 - 1:35 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session in the next couple days.

Ryu started playing catch again a week ago and now he's ready to take another step forward. The 28-year-old could throw as early as Sunday. Scott Baker is filling in as the No. 5 starter, a role he'll relinquish when Ryu is healthy enough to return to the rotation.
Apr 25 - 7:02 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) remains without a timetable to throw off a mound.

Ryu has been playing catch from 90 feet for about two weeks and feels fine, but he's not sure when the next step will occur. "I don't know when I'll be able to throw a bullpen. I've just been throwing outside on the field," Ryu said. "So far it's just making sure I have no pain. At this condition I probably could [throw a bullpen session] but I haven't thrown long toss yet." Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said last week that he's still hoping to get Ryu back at some point in May, but that appears to be a very loose timetable.
Apr 19 - 3:29 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has yet to play catch from 90 feet.

He resumed playing catch a week ago but has apparently yet to expand the distance. Mattingly said he's still hoping to get Ryu back at some point in May, so it doesn't sound like he's had any sort of setback.
Apr 13 - 7:21 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) played catch on Tuesday.

He did so at less than full effort, but it's a nice step after Ryu was shut down for a little over two weeks. The Dodgers aren't offering up any sort of timetable for the left-hander, as they will proceed cautiously with his lingering left shoulder injury. Joe Wieland or Scott Baker will likely handle a spot in the rotation until Ryu is ready.
Apr 7 - 7:19 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

Ryu has been shut down since mid-March with discomfort in his left shoulder. Tests have ruled out any major structural damage, but he figures to miss the entire first month of the 2015 regular season. The Dodgers aren't offering up any sort of timetable yet.
Apr 5 - 6:38 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will begin a throwing program on Tuesday.

Ryu's been shut down for the last few weeks, after inflammation was found in his throwing shoulder. There's no structural damage, but the team will be careful with him. At the very least, he'll miss the start of the season. We'll have a better idea of a timetable for his return once we see how he progresses through his throwing program.
Apr 4 - 6:34 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will rest for two weeks before being re-evaluated.

Confirming a previous report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, a contrast MRI showed no change from his previous MRI and no structural damage. The hope is that rest and rehab will do the trick, but he'll obviously begin the season on the disabled list. Joe Wieland is the most likely candidate to replace him in the rotation.
Mar 24 - 1:26 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu will be shut down for a few weeks after tests revealed no structural damage in his left shoulder.

Ryu has been dealing with shoulder inflammation and felt renewed soreness attempting to throw Sunday. The good news is that there's no structural damage, but there's no timetable for his return to the Dodgers' rotation.
Mar 24 - 11:39 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu was sent back to Los Angeles on Sunday for further evaluation on his ailing left shoulder.

Ryu attempted to play catch on Sunday but shut things down after experiencing renewed soreness. At this point, it's unclear when he will be an option to join the Dodgers rotation. A significant stint on the disabled list is possible.
Mar 22 - 6:58 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will resume throwing Sunday.

Ryu has been dealing with shoulder inflammation, and the Dodgers have vowed to be cautious with their 14-game winner. No timetable has been given on when Ryu might get back into Cactus League action. As such, it's hard to tell whether the southpaw will be ready when Opening Day rolls around.
Mar 22 - 12:45 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that it's a "pretty safe assumption" the club will be careful with Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and it's possible the left will begin the season on the disabled list.

Mattingly also noted that the team could choose to simply hold Ryu back for the fifth game of the season. In other words, it sounds like there's a good chance the left-hander won't start the third game of the season as he was originally planned to. For what it's worth, Ryu said Friday that the shoulder inflammation he's dealing with isn't as bad as what he experienced last year and he's hopeful of avoiding a DL stint.
Mar 20 - 12:05 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu has been given an injection and will be shut down for three days due to left shoulder inflammation.

It's especially worrisome given that the left-hander dealt with shoulder issues down the stretch last season. Ryu also got a late start this spring because of a back problem. The Dodgers will see where he's at in three days, but this certainly has the potential to threaten his availability for the start of the season. Erik Bedard, Juan Nicasio and Joe Wieland would be options for the Dodgers' rotation should Ryu have to miss time.
Mar 20 - 11:26 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu fared well in his second Cactus League start on Tuesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in his three innings of work.

The important thing to take away from the start is that he came away feeling good and without tweaking his injured back. He has been terrific through his first two seasons in the Dodgers rotation, and there is no reason to believe that will change in 2015.
Mar 17 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Scott Baker
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Adam Liberatore
12Chris Withrow