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

Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu placed on DL with shoulder inflammation

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed starter Hyun-jin Ryu has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, per an AP report via the Washington Post.

The move, which is retroactive to Monday, has been called a precautionary measure by Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who doesn’t believe the injury is serious. The team does not plan to have an MRI done on Ryu’s shoulder.

Ryu, who is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts this was the Dodgers’ scheduled starter Sunday at Miami, but Mattingly has not stated who would pitch in his place. More than likely Stephen Fife will toe the rubber in place of Ryu.

The injury to Ryu happens just days before the Dodgers are schedule to have starter Clayton Kershaw, who has been out of the rotation since the start of the season, back from his rehab starts.

In other roster moves made by the team, Chone Figgins was recalled from Albuquerque, and will be starting at 3rd base against the Marlins, while reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A. The Dodgers also recalled reliever Jose Dominguez from the Triple-A club.

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