With the Los Angeles Dodgers season ending after Game 4 of the NLDS, Hyun-Jin Ryu returned to his native South Korea shortly after.

Ryu was met by media members and he reflected on his second season in the Majors, and vowed to improve after being hampered by injury in 2014. Although he battled shoulder issues this season, Ryu has nearly made a seamless transition from pitching in the Korean Baseball League.

Since joining the Dodgers, one player Ryu seemingly has gravitated to and meshed with is Juan Uribe. The two have often been seen playing pranks one another and sitting together in the dugout.

While the two have enjoyed quite the friendship, their time together could come to an end after the 2015 season when Uribe’s contract with the Dodgers expires.

For the time being, perhaps in one of their more comical moments is this photo of Ryu wearing a hat with Uribe’s name across the front, courtesy of Naver Sports:

Hyun-Jin Ryu

[h/t @chadmoriyama and @truebluela]

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

One Response

  1. theguywhoknowswhatawhoreis

    i think its a great thing. these guys are obviously very close. way to go ryu.


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