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Hyun-Jin Ryu throws simulated game, nears return to Dodgers

Aug 28, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jim Ryu threw a two-inning simulated game Wednesday and could be ready to return from his disabled list stint for a strained right gluteus muscle.

Ryu is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, but Ken Gurnick of reports that the Dodgers may wait to activate him until Monday when rosters expand for September so that no other transaction is required.

Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke get most of the attention in the Dodgers’ rotation–and rightfully so–but Ryu has also been fantastic with a 3.12 ERA in 53 starts since signing a six-year, $36 million contract with Los Angeles last offseason.

  1. Ren - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    I can already hear the cheers back at South Korea. They really can’t wait to see this guy back up there at the mound again.

  2. kingscourt25 - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    The Dodgers have there share of overpaid players, but Ryu, Puig, and potentially Alex Guerrero are some of the best bargains in baseball.

    • Ren - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      Not to mention the popularity of this Dodger team in South Korea is just sky high right now.

      • kingscourt25 - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        Yeah, I recongnized that when every kid on the LLWS South Korean team favorite player was either Ryu, Kershaw, or Kemp

      • dannymac17 - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

        He’s like the Kobe of Korea

  3. seniorboy - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Oh yes, come back soon and give us the best one-two-three rotation in the majors and as we
    do not always hit well, the pitching must be strong for the middle bullpen is and remains suspect.
    Puig is in a funk and cannot seem to make decent contact, maybe time to alternate with Ethier.
    We have three great starters and three who are not always around at the end. Lets go Dodgers and
    maybe Mattingly will learn when to sacrifice to stay out of a double play. He needs to make the
    other teams defense work as opposed to allowing easy double plays,

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