OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 6 days ago

Ryu (shoulder), who resumed throwing from a mound in mid-January, has reportedly lost 20 pounds this offseason, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News.

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OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 3 months ago

Ryu (shoulder) is now playing long toss at 90 feet, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 4 months ago

Ryu (shoulder) has begun a throwing program, Dylan Hernadez of LA Times reports.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu had shoulder surgery Thursday and will be out for the rest of the 2015 season, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

It was announced Wednesday that he would have surgery, and now he can be safely dropped in all single-season leagues. Manager Don Mattingly said there was a good chance Ryu would be ready for spring training in 2016. Some combination of Michael Bolsinger, Joe Wieland, Zach Lee and perhaps a pitcher who is not yet on the roster will attempt to hold down the fifth starter spot for the Dodgers over the rest of the season. Carlos Frias appears to have a pretty firm hold on the No. 4 spot in the rotation.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago1 Comment

Ryu (shoulder) will undergo surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

A report from Korea earlier indicated Ryu's procedure was scheduled, and now that can be confirmed. The surgery will likely knock him out for most, if not all of the rest of 2015. However, a clearer timetable should become available afterwards.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu (shoulder) is considering surgery, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

A report out of Korea says the surgery is already scheduled, but there still hasn't been any confirmation. If Ryu does go under the knife, he'll likely miss most, if not all, of the 2015 season. Either way, he doesn't seem to be nearing a return.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu (shoulder) remains without a timetable to resume throwing, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Ryu experienced a slight dip in velocity earlier in May, and halted throwing as a result. It's unclear when that will happen at this time, but the hurler likely remains a ways from a return to the mound.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu's rehab was slowed following Friday's bullpen session when he experienced a slight dip in velocity, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

This is obviously not a good sign, as things had already been going a little slow with Ryu's rehab from a shoulder injury. It's time to downgrade his value slightly, and consider the possibility that he does not return in late-May, as was originally anticipated. Carlos Frias and Joe Wieland are the current No. 4 and No. 5 starters for the Dodgers, but they have already used nine starters this season, so there are plenty of other back-end options while Ryu is out.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Ryu's move to the 60-day disabled list is likely more procedural than anything, making room on the 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Matt West from the Blue Jays. He won't be eligible to rejoin the club until May 26, but he'll continue to work his way back to reach that date. The southpaw is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session at some point this week, but there's no specifically scheduled date for that at this time.

OUTHyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 9 months ago

Ryu (shoulder) will throw live batting practice at some point during next week's road trip, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

This is an encouraging sign, as the next step may be a rehab assignment. The expectation is that Ryu will be out for roughly another month, leaving the Dodgers to trot out Scott Baker and Carlos Frias in the meantime.