The Los Angeles Dodgers have dealt with injuries to multiple players throughout the season with no relief ever quite coming.
Seemingly once a player returned from his stint on the disabled list another was lost to it. Of note, the Dodgers are currently without Hanley Ramirez, who is on the DL with an oblique strain, and Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm.
According to AM 570’s David Vassegh, Hyun-Jin Ryu will be placed on the DL for the second time this season:
Ryu is going on the DL with a Grade 1-2 strain of his right glute
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 15, 2014
Ryu was removed in the sixth inning of his start against the Atlanta Braves after walking Justin Upton and immediately grabbing at his leg.
Manager Don Mattingly expressed some optimism Ryu would benefit from a day off Monday and make his next scheduled start on Tuesday. With that now out of the question, Kevin Correia will be asked to fill in once again, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News Group:
Correction. Kevin Correia starts Tuesday and the #Dodgers will call up a reliever.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 15, 2014
Correia was inserted into the starting rotation after being traded to the Dodgers. It was a decision that gave each of the starters an extra day of rest and paid off for the Dodgers as he threw six strong innings and earned a win.
After his first stint on the DL this season, Ryu returned and won his first four starts. Prior to taking the loss against the Braves, the southpaw had gone 4-0 in his last five starts.
Without Ryu, it will place additional pressure on Correia, Dan Haren and Roberto Hernandez to not allow a drastic drop off after Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Ryu is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 starts this season.
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