May 1, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) in the dugout during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins of game two of a double header at Target Field. The Los Angeles Dodgers win 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryu To DL With Shoulder Inflammation, Figgins, Dominguez Recalled, Paco Optioned


I guess we can’t have one good series without somebody getting hurt. The Dodgers announced today that Hyun-jin Ryu will be placed on the DL with shoulder inflammation. The DL stint is retroactive to April 28. In corresponding moves, the Dodgers also optioned Paco Rodriguez, and recalled Jose Dominguez, and utility man Chone Figgins. The club also sent down Red Patterson, who was only called up for the doubleheader, taking advantage of the 26th man rule.

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The #Dodgers today placed Hyun-Jin Ryuon the 15-day disabled list with left-shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 28).

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 2, 2014

Perhaps Ryu’s injury explains why he didn’t pitch well in his last start. Ryu allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings pitched in Sunday’s 6-1 loss to Colorado at Dodger Stadium.

The club kept the injury pretty quiet, but Ryu has gotten off to a great start on the road, but hasn’t pitched well at Dodger Stadium. Overall Ryu has been very solid though. He is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 39 innings. He’s whiffed 31 and walked 11, and only allowed one home run all season. According to Ken Gurnick, the injury is not believed to be serious. There are no plans for an MRI.

Mattingly said Ryu”sinjury is not believed serious.

— Ken Gurnick(@kengurnick) May 2, 2014

Ryu going on the DL puts Sunday’s game in question. Paul Maholm is scheduled to start Saturday, but Ryu was originally scheduled to start on Sunday. Clayton Kershaw isn’t going to be activated until Monday night when the team flies to Washington for a three game series.

Is it possible we see the Dodgers dip into the minors again? Could we see Zach Lee start Sunday? Or maybe we could see our favorite goggled starter, Stephen Fife? The Dodgers could start Zack Greinke, but he would be pitching on short rest, after starting on Wednesday.

Whoever the Dodgers start on Sunday better bring their A-game, because they’ll have to beat Jose Fernandez.

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