Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
4 days ago

Ryu's was throwing in the 84-86 mph range during his last bullpen session, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While a mid-80s fastball isn't going to get anyone excited for Ryu's prospects this season, we have to remember that there could be room for growth as spring training carries on. Most pitchers haven't built up enough strength in their arms after a lengthy offseason, let alone a player who has missed the majority of the last two seasons dealing with shoulder and elbow injuries. The key for Ryu this spring will be to build up his velocity back into the 89-90 mph range (if possible) and continue to pitch pain-free. He is still just 29 years old and two years removed from two low-three ERA seasons, so a bounce-back season is not out of the question.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

Ryu is pain-free and ready to take the mound again, Yonhap News Agency reports.

EDGE Analysis

Injuries have held Ryu back after he posted strong seasons in 2013 and 2014, as he has made just one start in the majors over the last two seasons. Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi has told the Orange County Register in November that Ryu will begin the season in the starting rotation if he's healthy. If he's able to stay healthy and able to reach his 2014 form once again, the 29-year-old southpaw could be an asset for the Dodgers once again in 2017.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
3 months ago

Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said Wednesday that Ryu has recovered from his recent elbow debridement procedure, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryu is expected to be 100 percent entering spring training. The lefty missed all of 2015 after undergoing shoulder surgery and made just one start in 2016 before the elbow flared up. Zaidi admitted that the Dodgers can't realistically plan to have Ryu as a mid-rotation anchor next season, but said that "if he's healthy, he's going to be in our rotation" to begin the 2017 campaign. Zaidi suggested Ryu wasn't especially close to his 2014 form when he returned in 2016, saying "he never got quite back to that level in terms of quality of stuff and velocity."

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
5 months ago

Ryu underwent an elbow debridement procedure Wednesday, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the surgery to remove damaged tissue from the elbow joint successful, Ryu can now cast an eye toward 2017. The Dodgers do expect Ryu to be ready to go for the start of next season, although that was the expectation last year too after the lefty underwent shoulder surgery. Ryu ended up making just one start for the Dodgers in 2016.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
5 months ago

Ryu (elbow) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

There had been some speculation that Ryu could return for the playoffs, but the Dodgers have made it clear that Ryu won't be used for the remainder of the 2016 campaign. However, he is healthy enough for the club to plan for him to be available once the 2017 season comes around.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
5 months ago

Ryu will throw a 25-pitch simulated game Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryu has made very slow progress with his elbow injury and it has been assumed that he wouldn't pitch again in 2016 since August. It still seems unlikely that Ryu would make any sort of regular season impact, considering he's throwing just 25 pitches with only two weeks left in the season. Perhaps the Dodgers are hoping he could return for action in the playoffs out of the bullpen, but even that seems optimistic at this point. Ryu remains on the 60-day disabled list for now.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
6 months ago

Ryu (elbow) hasn't thrown since mid-July and the Dodgers do not expect him to return this season, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryu's lack of progress since landing on the DL on July 19 makes Thursday's development not entirely surprising. He began the season on the DL and his expected return date was routinely pushed back due to ups and downs during his rehab. Ultimately he made one start, allowing six earned runs across 4.2 innings right before the All-Star break. The expectation is that Ryu won't be back on the hill in a big league game until next season.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
7 months ago

Ryu (elbow) was moved to the 60-day DL on Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers are yet to offer much clarity regarding what's going on with Ryu's elbow, but the move to the 60-day DL is anything but encouraging. It does, however, free up a spot on the 40-man roster, which the Dodgers will use to accommodate Josh Field, who was acquired from the Astros at Monday's deadline.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
7 months ago

Ryu (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After announcing earlier in the afternoon that Ryu would miss his next start Wednesday, the Dodgers went ahead and placed him on the DL. At this point, it's unclear exactly what's going on with his elbow, but it's yet another bump in the road for the left-hander, who's made just one start since the end of the 2014 season.

Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP LAD
7 months ago

Ryu (elbow) will likely miss his next start due to elbow irritation, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryu could be headed for another DL stint as he is reporting elbow irritation following a lengthy stay on the DL recovering from shoulder surgery he had last May. More news concerning the severity of this new injury is likely to be released in the upcoming days. The 29-year-old southpaw gave up six earned runs over 4.2 innings in his first major league start back from the DL on July 7.