SAN BERNARDINO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw two scoreless innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga today in his first minor league rehab start this season — or ever, for that matter.
Ryu threw only 22 pitches and allowed one hit, a short opposite-field flare that fell for a single. He struck out two batters, both on sweeping curveballs, and walked none. After his outing was over, Ryu threw another 10 pitches in the bullpen.
Here was his first pitch:
Hyun-Jin Ryu might begin a minor league rehab assignment a week from Monday. (Associated Press photo)
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Hyun-Jin Ryu is closing in on the start of a minor league rehab assignment. It won’t come for at least another week, but that’s the best update the Dodgers have provided on the left-handed pitcher since spring training.
“Ryu is going to (throw to) live hitters again” next week, Roberts said. “Then we’re looking at sending him on a rehab assignment.”
That rehab assignment could begin by “Monday, maybe,” Roberts said, referring to May 23.
Asked where Ryu will go, Roberts said that he “might end up in Tulsa.”
TORONTO — Coming to a minor league ballpark near you: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy and Mike Bolsinger.
The three injured Dodger pitchers are a week or two away from beginning minor league rehab assignments, manager Dave Roberts said Friday.
Scott Van Slyke was placed on the disabled list April 9 with back stiffness. (Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Dodgers outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke will resume baseball activities by the end of this week, possibly Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. Van Slyke hasn’t been able to throw or hit since he was placed on the disabled list April 9 with irritation in his lower back.
Van Slyke projects to return to the Dodgers no sooner than the early part of June, following the completion of his rehab and a few minor league games.
“That’s a best-case scenario for me,” Roberts said.
Van Slyke had one hit, a double, in nine at-bats prior to his injury.