Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will have left arthroscopic shoulder surgery that could potentially end his 2015 season, the team announced Wednesday.
The Dodgers have not determined a timetable for Ryu's return, but a Yahoo report Wednesday noted the conventional wisdom surrounding Ryu's prognosis likely meant he would miss the rest of the 2015 season.
Ryu hasn't pitched in 2015 and was first affected by shoulder issues during spring training. In 2014, Ryu threw 152 innings, going 14–7 with a 3.38 ERA.
On Tuesday, Ryu consulted with doctors in regards to consistent pain in his shoulder, according to the Orange County Register.
“He has worked extremely hard to get back but it just wasn’t happening as quickly as he would like," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told the Register.
"It’s not a totally-clear, black-and-white issue. It’s more involved than that. Fortunately we have a tremendous doctor in (Neal) ElAttrache and a tremendous medical department. Everyone is kind of putting their heads together to figure out what makes the most sense.”
Another Dodgers' starting pitcher, Brandon McCarthy, is out for the 2015 season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Los Angeles is 24–14 and in first place in the National League West.
- Will Green