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Hyun-Jin Ryu | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 254
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hyun-Jin Ryu didn't show any rust Monday, tossing six innings of one-run ball but settling for a no-decision in a loss to the Cardinals.
Ryu was making his first start since September 12 due to shoulder issues, but it didn't show. His stuff was crisp all night, with his only mistake coming in the third inning when he left a changeup up and the red-hot Matt Carpenter put it into the seats. He was pulled after throwing 94 pitches through six, and the Dodgers' bullpen promptly coughed up a couple runs. Oct 7 - 12:39 AM

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Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has been cleared to start Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday.

Ryu was given the go-ahead after getting through a 45-pitch simulated game Wednesday with no issues. The left-hander hasn't started since September 13 due to left shoulder inflammation, so he could be limited a bit from a pitch count perspective. He'll square off against John Lackey of the Cardinals. Dan Haren is currently lined up for Game 4, but the Dodgers could wind up starting Clayton Kershaw on short rest.
Oct 2 - 6:09 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a 45-pitch simulated game Wednesday in Los Angeles, experiencing "no problems before, during or after with his shoulder."

With no issues reported, Ryu should be on schedule to make a start against the Cardinals in the NLDS. Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are slated for the first two games, so the earliest the Dodgers would need Ryu is Game 3 on Monday. Ryu hasn't started since September 13 due to left shoulder inflammation.
Oct 1 - 7:02 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will throw around 45 pitches in a simulated game on Wednesday.

Ryu felt fine after his first full-effort bullpen session on Sunday and is ready to take the next step in his recovery from left shoulder irritation. The hope is that he'll be able to pitch at some point during the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with the Cardinals. He has been on the shelf since September 13.
Sep 30 - 4:11 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) said he felt fine during a bullpen session Sunday.

It's his first full-effort 'pen session since being sidelined earlier this month with left shoulder irritation. The Dodgers haven't announced any future plans for Ryu, but he's trending towards being available for the NLDS.
Sep 28 - 2:34 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will throw a full-effort bullpen session on Sunday afternoon.

Ryu made it through a 20-25 pitch mound workout on Friday with no issues. He has been sidelined since September 13 with lingering shoulder irritation but should become available at some point during the playoffs.
Sep 27 - 6:27 PM

Hyun-Jun Ryu (shoulder) threw 20-25 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Friday.

While he won't return before the end of the regular season, this is a very encouraging sign for the Dodgers as they head into the postseason. More should be known on his status on Saturday after seeing how he responds after this session.
Sep 26 - 7:33 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will throw off a mound in the next few days.

Ryu won't pitch again during the regular season, but this development is a good sign for his postseason availability. Ryu has been dealing with shoulder inflammation. The left-hander hasn't pitched in a game since September 12.
Sep 24 - 7:31 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is not expected to appear in a game before the end of the regular season but remains hopeful of being ready for the playoffs.

Ryu began his throwing program on Saturday but has yet to resume throwing off a mound. The third game of the NLDS isn't until October 6, so the left-hander still has time to get ready if he can progress without any setbacks.
Sep 23 - 7:20 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) began his throwing program on Saturday by playing catch in the outfield.

He received a cortisone shot earlier in the week and has taken a while to respond favorably. The hulking southpaw still believes that he will be back in time for the beginning of the playoffs, but he'll need to make significant strides very quickly for that to happen.
Sep 20 - 11:28 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is aiming to resume throwing on Saturday or Sunday.

The hope had been that he could start throwing Friday, but he remains sore after receiving a cortisone shot. Ryu did report improvement Friday and thinks he'll be back in time for the playoffs, but we'll just have to see how he recovers over the next couple weeks.
Sep 19 - 12:21 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a throwing program on Friday.

Ryu has been shut down over the last week due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. His timetable should be clarified over the coming days, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, not surprisingly, said it would be "a stretch" to think Ryu could be ready to fill the vacancy in the team's rotation on Monday.
Sep 19 - 10:52 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is not expected to make another start during the regular season.

An MRI on Ryu's left shoulder showed only inflammation, but the Dodgers still plan to bring him along slowly. He'll resume throwing later this week, but there will be barely over a week left in the season at that point and he just won't have time. Whether he'll be able to make it back for some starts during the postseason remains to be seen. Carlos Frias is starting Wednesday in Ryu's place.
Sep 15 - 6:44 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is doubtful to make his next start Wednesday versus the Rockies.

Ryu exited his start Friday against the Giants with left shoulder irritation and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles. He told reporters that the feeling of discomfort is familiar and not overly serious, but the Dodgers obviously want to make sure. Ryu is 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 26 starts this season.
Sep 13 - 7:13 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu said his shoulder feels much like it did earlier this year when a similar problem took "a week or two" to resolve.

That according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin. If Ryu can't make his next start -- and the odds are certainly against it -- manager Don Mattingly said Carlos Frias will fill in.
Sep 13 - 1:56 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Darwin Barney
2Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Scott Schebler
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow