Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 21 hours ago

Ryu (shoulder) is playing catch, but he's yet to throw from a mound, the LA Times reports.

There is still no timetable for Ryu's return. We have May 15 as the projected date, but at this point, June may be more realistic, but that's just speculation.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 6 days ago

Ryu (shoulder) is playing catch for a third consecutive day Wednesday, this time extending to 90 feet, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

This is a good sign as Ryu is progressing with his recovery, but considering he is just playing catch still, he remains about a month away from returning to the rotation. Carlos Frias was called up from Triple-A on Wednesday and is the most likely candidate to start Apr. 24, the next time the Dodgers need a fifth starter with Ryu out.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 7 days ago

Ryu (shoulder) played catch Tuesday, but has not thrown from 90 feet yet and there is no firm timetable for his return, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

It's starting to look like a return sometime in May would be a best-case scenario for Ryu. David Huff was called up to start Tuesday's game, and he could theoretically hold that rotation spot until Ryu is ready to return. Scott Baker and Joe Wieland, who had nine strikeouts in his first start of the season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, are some other internal options to start while Ryu is out.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Ryu (shoulder), who played catch for the first time Tuesday, isn't expected back now until early May, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

With a handful of off-days in April, the Dodgers will likely go with Scott Baker and/or Joe Wieland until May, when a regular fifth starter is needed.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Ryu (shoulder) has resumed playing catch, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Ryu was shut down Mar. 20 after feeling discomfort in his shoulder, but he was cleared to resume throwing Tuesday. While he is making progress, he still has a way to go in his recovery and will likely need several rehab outings before he is ready to start a game for the Dodgers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Ryu (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Ryu has been shut down with shoulder inflammation since March 20, but he's scheduled to begin a throwing program Monday. While the timetable for his return is unclear, Ryu figures to miss a minimum of two starts.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Ryu (shoulder) will being a throwing program Monday, the Ken Grunick of MLB.com reports.

A timetable for Ryu's return isn't clear, but this is likely a significant step forward. Ryu was shut down with left shoulder inflammation on Mar. 20.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 4 weeks ago

No structural damage was seen with Ryu's shoulder and he was prescribed two-to-three weeks of rest before he resumes throwing, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

It's obviously still concerning, as he will certainly miss his first turn through the rotation, and may need a rehab start or two before joining the rotation following his period of rest. He should continue to be discounted in drafts, but he should not be completely ignored, as there is a chance he could slot back into the mix in late April. As of now, Juan Nicasio and Joe Wieland might be the Dodgers' best in-house options to replace Ryu in the rotation to start the season.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 1 month ago

Ryu is not expected to be ready for Opening Day after he felt discomfort in his shoulder Sunday and was sent back to Los Angeles, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ryu's status was already in limbo for Opening Day and on Sunday manager Don Mattingly admitted that Ryu will miss the beginning of the season. The 27-year-old will head back to the Dodgers' facilities to get treatment over the next few weeks but his availaibility moving forward is in serious question until the team gives him a firm timetable for a return to the mound. As a result, it may be wise to consider other options in place of Ryu.

Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 1 month ago

Ryu has been shut down with left shoulder inflammation and received an injection, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

This is not good. Not only does it add to Ryu's recent back issues and make Opening Day readiness a heavy improbability, but this also comes after a 2014 season limited by shoulder issues. If Ryu is healthy, he's one of the top No. 3 pitchers in baseball, but shoulder issues can linger for a long time and limit him throughout the season. Unless we get some really good news in the next three days, he's an extraordinarily risky draft pick.