The Dodgers finally announced the move for Hyun-jin Ryu to the Injured List the day after exiting his start in St Louis. Ryu went down with a groin strain and will be placed on the injured list to undergo further evaluation. In his place, the Dodgers called up some relief help.
JT Chargois is back. Hyun-jin Ryu is on the IL, as expected.
With JT Chargois coming up instead of starting pitching help, it certainly would appear that Julio Urias will stay in the rotation until Clayton Kershaw is healthy. That would then leave the door open for Ross Stripling to get the majority of starts until Rich Hill returns from his injury.
Chargois was effective at times with Los Angeles last season, with an impressive second-half showing. In that time, Chargois tossed twelve innings and allowed two runs for a 1.50 ERA and a very low 0.917 WHIP. He also struck out batters at a lower rate of eight per nine innings, but his control was much better.
JT will slide into a bullpen that has struggled mightily over the first few games of the season, Joe Kelly, in particular, has been a struggle early on. He alone has allowed nine earned runs over six innings.
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