Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu put on DL with strained right glute

Saturday August 16th, 2014

The Dodgers put starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list on Friday with a right glute strain, manager Don Mattingly announced before L.A.'s game against the Brewers.

Ryu's injury occurred in Wednesday's start against the Braves, when he reached down at his lower side after a pitch in the sixth inning of the 3-2 loss.

The 27-year-old had an MRI on Friday, which showed a grade 1-2 strain. Mattingly said he is unsure of Ryu's timetable to return, and he will be reevaluated in a few days. 

Said Mattingly: "This isn't an injury that they've seen a whole lot of."

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Ryu, who signed a six-year, $36 million deal before last last season, is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 starts this season after going 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts last season. He missed time earlier this year with left shoulder inflammation.

"Fortunately, it wasn't anything too serious," he said through a translator. "I think a short bit of rest will heal me up, and I'll be good. I definitely feel better than I did two days ago, so there's improvement, which is definitely a good sign."

Newly acquired Kevin Correia will start in Ryu's place on Tuesday against the Padres, Mattingly said.

- Chris Mascaro

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