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.