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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Hyun-jin Ryu exits with muscle strain

By on 8/13/2014 11:45:00 PM

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu exited Wednesday night's 3-2 loss against the Atlanta Braves with a strained right gluteus (leg) muscle, reports Eric Stephen of (video here). He is listed as day-to-day.

Ryu had thrown 97 pitches into the sixth inning and walked out under his own power. He said it was "too early to tell" if he would be able to make his next scheduled start, which would be next Tuesday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.

After taking this loss, the lefty is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 22 starts. In 137.1 innings of work he has struck out 122, walked 27 and allowed eight home runs. From April 28 to May 21, Ryu was on the DL with left shoulder inflammation.

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.

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