Updates from Wednesday, May 21
Yasiel Puig welcomed Ryu back on Instagram, captioning the picture with "My friends hyun jin Ryu come today Thanks god Im very happy go korean go Ryu go dodgers":
Updates from Sunday, May 18
Ryu starts Wednesday, Mattingly said.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 18, 2014
Updates from Friday, May 16
MLB.com's Ken Gurnick has an update on Ryu's status:
Ryu threw 75 pitches and Mattingly said he's confident Ryu will return soon. Wouldn't talk about a Wednesday start.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 16, 2014
Updates from Sunday, May 11
Hyun-Jin Ryu is continuing his rehab as he tries to return to the Dodgers (via Pedro Moura of the OC Register):
Dodgers are planning to have LHP Hyun-jin Ryu throw off a mound Tuesday. May not need rehab start, which would put him in MLB pretty soon.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 11, 2014
Updates from Friday, May 9
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times provides an update on Hyun-Jin Ryu's injury:
Hyun-Jin Ryu played catch. First time he's thrown since landing on the DL.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) May 9, 2014
Updates from Monday, May 5
Don Mattingly updated Hyun-Jin Ryu's status as he tries to come back from an injured shoulder (via the Dodgers):
Mattingly: @HyunJinRyu99 will start a throwing program tomorrow. Ryu was pain free and Dr. ElAttrache didn't feel like he needed an MRI.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 5, 2014
Updates from Sunday, May 4
Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register updated Hyun-Jin Ryu's injured shoulder after being placed on the disabled list:
#Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu has left the team and is flying back to LA today. Will have his sore shoulder examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Mon.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 4, 2014
It's a good thing that Clayton Kershaw is coming back soon. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost another starting pitcher, with Hyun-Jin Ryu headed for the disabled list.
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported that Ryu is suffering from an inflamed shoulder. He picked up the injury in his last start, when he gave up five earned runs in five innings to the Colorado Rockies. The good news is that Ryu won't have to go in for an MRI:
Mattingly said Ryu has shoulder inflammation. Cropped up after last start and did not improve. No MRI planned.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 2, 2014
He will, however, be placed on the 15-day DL, per Fox Sports: MLB:
The @Dodgers announce they have placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day DL with left-shoulder inflammation.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 2, 2014
Orange County Register reporter Bill Plunkett had more on the injury:
#Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu said he had similar shoulder issue in 2011. "I rested about 10 days and that took care of it," (thru interpreter)— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 2, 2014
In his first seven starts of 2014, Ryu has gone 3-2 and posted a 3.00 earned run average. Although he's not having the year that either Dan Haren or Zach Greinke is, his steady presence in the rotation has helped to make up for Kershaw's absence.
The Dodgers are only a half-game behind the San Francisco Giants for the lead in the National League West heading into Friday night.
Los Angeles has what might be a tough three-game series with the Florida Marlins coming up. Ryu was scheduled to pitch in the third game, on May 4, but that will obviously have to change now. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reported that the team will call up a new starting pitcher, rather than moving anybody up or down in the rotation:
Dodgers put Ryu on disabled list. Will call up starter for Sunday. Chone Figgins, Jose Dominguez recalled. Paco Rodriguez sent down— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) May 2, 2014
While this is a tough blow in the interim, the Dodgers will no doubt have an easier time getting over Ryu's injury once Kershaw returns.