Hyun-Jin Ryu throws for the first time since going on disabled list.

Hyun-Jin Ryu

(Associated Press photo)

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu threw briefly from flat ground today for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation on April 28.

Manager Don Mattingly said that Ryu reported no pain and expects the left-hander to throw again tomorrow. Ryu’s injury is still not considered a long-term ailment.

“His touch and the way he’s worked in the past, he’s been able to basically throw a pen and be right back on it,” Mattingly said.

Depending on how he progresses, Mattingly said that Ryu might not need a minor-league rehabilitation assignment before he pitches his next major-league game.

“I don’t know if we could do it during a sim game but that will be (head athletic trainer Stan Conte’s) call.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.