Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will continue his rehab assignment with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, who are on the road in San Jose. Ryu is continuing to rehab from surgery and has had setbacks recently.
With so many setbacks manager Dave Roberts says that Ryu has a lot to prove before fitting him back into the Dodgers rotation.
“With the way that it’s gone, we’ve got to have assurance that he can hold his stuff and maintain health … When you’ve accrued all this time on the disabled list, we’ve got to have confidence that he’s not going to go back once we’ve made that decision (to activate him),” Roberts said.
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is also continuing his rehab with the Quakes.
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As for pitcher Alex Wood, good news came for the Dodgers as he will begin throwing next week. Originally, Wood was expected out for a few more weeks, but the inflammation in his elbow has gone down significantly.
Wood said he had some fluid drained from the elbow and received a cortisone shot. Since then, his inflammation subsided enough that the Dodgers’ training staff cleared him to begin throwing about 3 1/2 weeks after his last game, May 30 in Chicago.
Wood said his throwing program ought to last three weeks “at the most” before he’s cleared to pitch in a game. Barring any setbacks, Wood could be back on a mound in a game in mid-July.
In his 10 starts for the Dodgers this year, Wood is 1-4 with a 3.99 earned-run average. Wood also told Hoornstra that he believes he suffered his injury on May 15th vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Wood claims that it affected his throwing in each of his next two starts.
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