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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Hyun-Jin Ryu's agent Scott Boras said that the pitcher is currently long-tossing from 90 feet out.
Boras has been talking up a storm at the winter GM meetings and touched on the recovery effort of Ryu. The 28-year-old southpaw underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder back in May. The Dodgers activated him from the 60-day disabled list on November 6 and he's started a throwing program. Assuming no setbacks in his rehab, he should be ready to roll in spring training when the 2016 campaign begins to wind its way into gear. Nov 11 - 4:38 PM

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

The rotund southpaw was forced to undergo surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He has been throwing since late September though and is expected to enter spring training fully healthy and sans restrictions.
Nov 6 - 11:08 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has begun a throwing program.

Ryu had surgery back in May to repair a labrum injury in his left shoulder. The southpaw is expected to be ready to go for spring training, barring any setbacks.
Oct 6 - 4:09 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu admitted Friday that he has known about the tear in his labrum since he underwent an MRI two years ago.

The fact that he was able to pitch through the injury for as long as he did, and at the level of effectiveness, is a minor miracle. He underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to correct the issue and should be ready to go for spring training next season barring any setbacks.
May 22 - 9:30 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent season-ending surgery Thursday to fix a labrum injury in his left shoulder.

The procedure was called a "labral repair." Ryu will wind up missing the entire 2015 season, but he should be ready for the start of spring training next February. The 28-year-old left-hander from South Korea boasts a 3.17 ERA over his first 344 major league innings. He is under contract with Los Angeles through 2018.
May 21 - 2:16 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Thursday in Los Angeles.

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reported the news on Wednesday morning, and now the Dodgers have confirmed it. An MRI taken earlier this week showed no major structural damage in Ryu's shoulder, but the cleanup procedure Thursday is sure to end his season anyway. He should be 100 percent for the start of spring training in 2016.
May 20 - 5:04 PM

Mark Saxon of reports that Hyun-Jin Ryu has elected to undergo surgery on his left shoulder.

It had been looking that way, although Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Tuesday that no decision had been made yet. The good news is that an MRI showed no tear in Ryu's labrum or any other structural damage, so the procedure would be of the clean-up variety. Still, it's almost surely going to end his season.
May 20 - 8:36 AM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman confirmed that Hyun-Jin Ryu is considering left shoulder surgery.

Friedman also confirmed Jeff Passan's previous report that surgery is just one of the options Ryu is considering at the moment. He added that more should be known on Ryu's status Wednesday, so it appears he'll reveal a decision then. An operation would almost surely knock him out for the season.
May 19 - 8:26 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is considering shoulder surgery.

Reports out of Korea suggest that surgery could happen this week, but Passan hears that a final decision hasn't been made. The southpaw has been shut down since mid-March and recently encountered a setback. Regardless of whether he has the surgery or not, the Dodgers aren't going to have him in their rotation anytime soon and will likely turn to the trade front soon.
May 19 - 11:55 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Hyun-Jin Ryu's (shoulder) timetable for throwing was "still in the question mark phase."

Earlier this May, Mattingly said that Ryu's rehab had "slowed down a little bit." His comments on Friday indicate that things are still moving slowly. Ryu's going to need to start throwing before a return date can really be set in place. As is, it's possible he returns by late June or early July, though there are a lot of steps in the process that need to be passed with health before that's possible.
May 15 - 7:36 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged Wednesday that Hyun-Jin Ryu's rehabilitation from a left shoulder injury has been "slowed down a little bit."

It's yet another setback for Ryu, who has been out all season with lingering soreness in his left shoulder and no longer carries a timetable to join the Dodgers' rotation. He was supposed to begin facing live hitters this week, but that's not going to happen. Mattingly said Ryu was clocked at only 82-83 mph during his latest throwing session Friday at Dodger Stadium. It's all very concerning for a guy who boasts a 3.17 ERA in 344 career major league innings.
May 7 - 9:07 AM

Dodgers transferred LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Matt West. Ryu wasn't going to return until at least early June, anyway, so this doesn't change his timetable. He's expected to throw live batting practice at some point this week.
May 4 - 5:07 PM

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

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

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Jose Peraza
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Brandon McCarthy
6Mike Bolsinger
7Joe Wieland
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Juan Nicasio
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Lisalverto Bonilla
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11Ian Thomas
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