Dodgers News: Hyun-Jin Ryu in Long-Relief?

The Dodgers rotation is crowded, and that’s without factoring in Kenta Maeda’s return and Julio Urias eventually re-joining the club.

Hyun-Jin Ryu may be a casualty to depth. The team doesn’t know when he’ll next pitch, but there have been discussions about Ryu in a bullpen role.

Alex Wood was slated as the primary long-reliever to open the season. He was thrust into the rotation, and has responded with a Cy Young-worthy campaign. Brandon McCarthy has exceeded expectations as well.

Ryu, on the other hand, has been mediocre. The team’s had patience with him recovering strength, but Ryu has pitched to a 4.75 ERA in seven games. The preserve his innings and stamina, a bullpen role makes sense.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.


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