Sunday’s smattering of Dodgers transactions created a significant ripple effect at Triple-A.
“It’s kind of what I expected,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I didn’t throw hard.
Ryu is expected to throw from a mound again Tuesday in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers shut down Ryu in late March, about a month ago, after the pitcher received an anti-inflammatory injection in his shoulder. The timetable for his return was deliberately vague. “At least a month” was the initial estimate.
Well, it took a month for Ryu to even get off a mound. Neither he nor the team is giving an estimated timetable for his return, not even in a minor-league rehab assignment.
“I know it’s been over a month, but I don’t think that’s been too long of a time to be impatient,” Ryu said.
Manager Don Mattingly said that Ryu “hasn’t missed a beat. It’s just a matter of him getting strong. He threw almost 90 throws today with his toss, throwing, plus the bullpen. We’re building him up and he hasn’t had any problems at this point.”
“He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.”
Puig’s situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.