The Los Angeles Dodgers have been no strangers to dealing with injuries this season. With key injuries to nearly every position, the Dodgers have been forced to routinely adjust on the fly.

One of the injuries was to Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was placed to the disabled list on Aug. 15 with a strained right glute. After some initial uncertainty clouding when Ryu was expected to return, he now appears to be on a steady path to recovery.

According to David Vassegh of 570 AM Radio, Ryu did not feel any discomfort after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday:

Ryu had slowly been working his way towards throwing in the bullpen as he was seen playing catch at Dodger Stadium multiple times this week. With a bullpen session now under his belt, Ryu is expected to progress to a simulated game Wednesday:

The acquisitions of Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez have helped solidify the starting rotation while the Dodgers have had to deal with injuries to not only Ryu, but also Josh Beckett and to a lesser extent, Zack Greinke.

Ryu’s latest stint on the DL is his second this season. The lefty suffered from inflammation in the back of his left shoulder and won four consecutive starts upon returning. According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Ryu could start as soon as Sunday:

Manager Don Mattingly has already stated Correia will at last be moved to the bullpen once Ryu returns to the starting rotation. On the season, Ryu is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 starts.
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