MILWAUKEE — Hyun-Jin Ryu experienced a setback in his rehab from left shoulder inflammation and hasn’t thrown off a mound since Friday. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Ryu’s next bullpen outing is to be determined.
“I know they didn’t feel like the last bullpen — he was 82 or 83 (miles per hour) — and they didn’t feel it was progressing the way they wanted so they wanted to give him a few days off,” Mattingly said. “I think the time before he was a couple miles up. That one he wasn’t. They were kind of worried about the ‘tired arm thing.’ I think that was one of those bullpen, off day, bullpen — so they wanted to give him (time off) and see what happens.”
Ryu is not traveling with the Dodgers this week.
MILWAUKEE — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu isn’t travelling with the Dodgers on their 7-game road trip this week as previously planned. Ryu will continue his rehab in Los Angeles and throw to a live batter at some point this week, manager Don Mattingly said Monday.
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Yasiel Puig will be the batter. He’s also in Los Angeles recovering from a strained left hamstring and is slated to go on a minor-league rehab assignment at some point this week.
Ryu was transfered to the 60-day disabled list today as a procedural move to make room for new pitcher Matt West on the 40-man roster.
Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen allowed two singles and struck out one batter in one inning for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga today. Jansen threw a scoreless inning in his first rehab game Friday and is expected to make five or six appearances before he’s cleared to return.
Jansen has been sidelined all season as he rehabs from February foot surgery.
Right-hander Brandon League (shoulder inflammation) threw off a mound for the first time since spring training Sunday. He threw 15 pitches at submaximal effort and “seemed to get better as he went on,” according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder inflammation) is expected to throw a bullpen tomorrow in Milwaukee, then face live hitters for the first time at some point during the Dodgers’ seven-game road trip through Milwaukee and Denver.
Right-hander Joel Peralta (dead arm) continues to suffer from a dead arm. “A lot of the same, not making any true progress, still kind of in a holding pattern,” Mattingly said. “We’ll see where that goes.”
Peralta will not travel with the club this week.
Hyun-Jin Ryu hit 80 mph throwing off a bullpen mound Tuesday. (Associated Press photo)
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a bullpen session Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, his second since he was cleared to throw off a mound in his rehab from left shoulder inflammation.
Ryu threw his first bullpen session Sunday in San Diego.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Ryu will throw another bullpen session Friday and is on track to return sometime in “early June.”
“He just keeps progressing and doing fine,” Mattingly said. “I think he’s getting close to where he’s going to throw BP too. We’ll get the bullpen Friday, that’s the next step, we’ll go from there.
“He’s on progression, doing well, and throwing over 80 mph today down there. He’s getting close to his velocities. We just have to get him built up.”
Hyun-Jin Ryu threw his first bullpen since spring training on Sunday. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu
threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, in his first bullpen session since spring training today at Petco Park.
“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.”