Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu came one step closer to punching his ticket to Los Angeles on Wednesday, throwing four shutout innings in his first rehabilitation start with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ryu needed 55 pitches to complete the task, throwing 40 strikes. He allowed three singles, one double, walked none and struck out three batters.
After making two rehab starts for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, Ryu was scheduled to throw up to 60 pitches in his Triple-A debut. His next start, tentatively scheduled for next Monday in Sacramento, figures to come with a 75-pitch limit.
Ryu hasn’t pitched this season as he recovers from surgery on his left shoulder labrum, performed last year.
SAN DIEGO — Frankie Montas pitched his first minor league rehab game for Double-A Tulsa on Sunday. The right-hander allowed one run in two innings on a solo home run. He also walked one batter and struck out two.
How was his velocity, you ask?
Frankie Montas making his 2016 debut for Tulsa. His first two fastballs clocked in at 98 mph.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to make three rehab starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Hyun-jin Ryu will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City for his next rehabilitation start on Wednesday.
Ryu has missed the entire season while recovering from surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder last year. The left-hander made two rehab starts for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, pitching two innings last Sunday and three Friday.
If he continues on an every-fifth-day schedule, Ryu will throw four innings Wednesday in Fresno, five innings a week from Monday in Sacramento, and five or possibly more on June 4 in Round Rock, Texas.
Barring a setback or some other change in plans, Ryu would then rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation — presumably no sooner than June 9, an off-day on the schedule. The Dodgers begin a six-game road trip to San Francisco and Phoenix on June 10.
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.