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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Juan Uribe activated

By on 8/31/2014 03:15:00 PM

As expected, the Dodgers activated left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu  and third baseman Juan Uribe for Sunday's match against the San Diego Padres, according to Ken Gurnick of The Dodgers, who have lost two games to the Padres,  lead the NL West by 2.5 games over the San Francisco Giants.

In corresponding roster moves, the team sent reliever Carlos Frias and infielder Miguel Rojas to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ryu, who will start the game,  is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA (ERA+ 108) in 23 starts. In 137.1 innings of work he has struck out 122, walked 27 and allowed eight home runs. He was placed on the DL August 14 with a strained right him. He was also on the DL from April 28 to May 21 with left shoulder inflammation.

Uribe, 35, was hitting .293/.320/.411 (OPS+ 105) with 12 homers and 50 RBI before he was placed on the DL August 16 with a strained right hamstring.

The Dodgers bid $27.1 million in December 2012 for the right to sign Ryu, then 25, out of South Korea. They inked the right hander to a six-year $36 million contact (2013-18), with a $5 million signing bonus and $1 million performance bonuses each year. If Ryu pitches 750 or more innings over the first five years of the contract, he can opt out of the sixth year, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

Over seven seasons pitching for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, Ryu was 98-52 with a 2.80 ERA. He led the league in strikeouts five times and in ERA twice. In 2013, Ryu went 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA (120 ERA+), striking out 154 in 192 innings.

Juan Uribe

A 14-year veteran, Uribe has posted a career line of .255/.300/.420 with four teams (Rockies, White Sox, Giants, Dodgers). He was originally signed by the Rockies in 1997 out of the Dominican Republic and made his debut April 8, 2001 at the shortstop position, which he played for the first seven years of his career. In December 2003 the Colorado Rockies traded him to the Chicago White Sox for Aaron Miles. In January 2009, as a free agent he signed with the Giants, who used him mostly at third base. He won a World Series ring in 2010.  Again a free agent in  December, he went to the Dodgers, and is presently on a two-year $15 million contract through 2015.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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