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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 (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

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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

Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from Friday's start against the Giants due to left shoulder irritation.

Before departing, Ryu had allowed four runs on five hits in his one inning of work, and clearly didn't look like himself. The Dodgers should provide an update on his status after the game.
Sep 13 - 12:33 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Diamondbacks to two runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a Dodgers victory.

Ryu struck out nine batters and issued only one walk in the strong outing. He was also sharp last Sunday in his first start back from a glute injury and now boasts a 3.16 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 138/28 K/BB ratio in 151 innings (25 starts) this season. Ryu will face the rival Giants next.
Sep 7 - 12:22 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu was stellar in his return to the rotation Sunday, limiting the Padres to four hits and one run in the Dodgers' 7-1 win.

Making his first start since August 13, Ryu gave up two doubles in the first inning but settled down after that. Ryu didn't issue a walk while striking out seven. The left-hander moved to 14-6 with a 3.18 ERA with the victory. He's got another favorable matchup upcoming, meeting up with the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Aug 31 - 9:16 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the rotation on Sunday against the Padres. Ryu has been sidelined since August 15 due to a strained glute, but made it through a simulated game on Wednesday without any issues. He'll return to a 13-6 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 122/27 K/BB ratio over his first 137 1/3 frames.
Aug 31 - 1:55 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) is slated to return to the Dodgers starting rotation on Sunday.

The hefty southpaw has been sidelined since August 15 due to a strained glute, but made it through a simulated game on Wednesday without any issues. He'll return to a 13-6 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 122/27 K/BB ratio over his first 137 1/3 frames.
Aug 29 - 8:14 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw a two-inning simulated game without pain on Wednesday.

Getting through the simulated game was the last hurdle for Ryu before a return. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hasn't committed to when Ryu will be activated for a start, but it appears that he'll return Sunday or Monday at the latest.
Aug 27 - 6:37 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Sunday.

He could be cleared to do so if he gets through a simulated game on Wednesday with no issues. However, the Dodgers could also elect to give Roberto Hernandez the ball Sunday and start Ryu Monday, allowing them to avoid making a corresponding roster move. Regardless, he's close to being activated.
Aug 26 - 7:42 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

Ryu felt fine while throwing another bullpen session Tuesday, though he wasn't throwing at full effort. If he gets through Wednesday's simulated game with no issues, he should be cleared to rejoin the rotation in the next few days.
Aug 26 - 6:56 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw another bullpen session Friday.

That's back-to-back days throwing off a mound, a good sign for the left-hander. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Ryu should be activated within a few days of August 30, when he's first eligible to come off the disabled list. Assuming all continues to go well, Ryu should be ready to roll by the start of September at the latest.
Aug 22 - 6:22 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
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2Brian Wilson
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