Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has been suffering from shoulder inflammation and has not made an appearance since allowing five runs in a 6-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on April 27. The Dodgers placed Ryu on the the 15-day disabled list May 2, retroactive to April 28. While Ryu was eligible to be reinstated Tuesday, he will not be available to pitch until a later date.

The second-year left-hander made some progress Tuesday, while throwing approximately 40 pitches in a bullpen session. Following the session, Dodger manager Don Mattingly said they will now wait to see how Ryu’s shoulder feels Wednesday before determining what’s next, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA:

While Mattingly previously stated it was conceivable Ryu would immediately join the Dodgers, he may now complete a rehab assignment or simulated game, via Stephen:

With Clayton Kershaw recently making his comeback, the Dodgers pitching rotation could be back to the one the team hoped to begin the year with. The starting pitching, mainly bolstered by Zack Greinke and Dan Haren, has held up relatively well in just over six weeks into the season, and the additions of a healthy Kershaw and eventually Ryu, will make the staff more dangerous.

In his seven starts this season, Ryu has gone 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, which are numbers consistent to what Ryu produced last season. Once the South Korean native recovers from his injury, he will be looking to improve on his last outing.

The team would love to have Ryu back soon as the roster appears to at last be getting healthy. Third baseman Juan Uribe is available for Tuesday’s game and catcher A.J. Ellis appears to be a day or two away from being reinstated from the DL.
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Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and previously wrote for Dodgers Nation. As a Dodger fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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