SAN FRANCISCO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is out of shoulder surgery and the results matched the expectations. The left-hander needed a repair of his left labrum and will not pitch again until 2016.
The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
“It went as well as could be expected,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “They felt he could be ready to pitch next year, in spring training.
Ryu, 28, faced a bleak outlook after being unable to throw off a mound since his last bullpen session May 1. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Tuesday the possibility of surgery only came up in recent days.
“Stan (Conte, the Dodgers’ head athletic trainer) was optimistic and upbeat about it being as good as it could possibly be,” Mattingly said. “For someone who had to have surgery, it sounded like it was a really good result.”
Update (1 p.m.): The Dodgers’ press release announcing the surgery contained no new information. Ryu’s final diagnosis was a torn labrum.
SAN FRANCISCO — What would you like first, the bad news or the bad news?
The Dodgers are bracing for Hyun-Jin Ryu’s season to be officially over once he has surgery tomorrow.
The Giants can sweep the Dodgers for the second time this season if Madison Bumgarner beats Clayton Kershaw tomorrow. Wednesday’s box score is here.
So yeah, tomorrow should be fun.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
The team did not offer further details on the specific nature of the surgery because it won’t be known until tomorrow. That includes both the type of procedure and the timetable for recovery.
Still, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that he doesn’t anticipate Ryu will be back before the season ends. Here’s more from the manager:
Carlos Frias matched a career high with six innings pitched and lowered his ERA to 2.55 in the Dodgers’ 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. (Associated Press photo)
SAN FRANCISCO — When we reflect on today in the coming weeks and months, we probably won’t remember the Dodgers losing 2-0 to the San Francisco Giants. We’ll probably remember Hector Olivera passing a physical (particularly if his elbow becomes an issue in the future) and becoming a millionaire, and Hyun-Jin Ryu going from a “question mark phase” to a “Dr. Neal ElAttrache phase.” The two storylines are potentially related, and you can read about that here.
Don’t judge the book by its cover; the game offered a couple takeaways: One, sometimes good offenses don’t score. Two, Carlos Frias is fun to watch. He’s a rookie. He’s also 24 — not as young as Joc Pederson or even Yasiel Puig, but he’s just as raw as either of them in terms of showing emotion. I explored these truths in tonight’s game story.
The box score is here.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is reportedly weighing the possibility of having a “clean-up” procedure on his left shoulder. (Associated Press photo)
When Hyun-Jin Ryu
‘s throwing program was shut down May 1 because of a noticeable drop in velocity, there were two foreseeable outcomes.
One, that Ryu would rest up and be able to start pitching again at a normal velocity. Two, that there was a more serious underlying cause to the velo drop than the Dodgers were willing to publicly speculate. If it was the latter, surgery would be a realistic if undesirable consequence.
There was plenty of speculation over the last two weeks among the Korean-language media — incorrect or at least premature — that pointed to the latter. So it was again today: