Drafting Hyun-Jin Ryu might be hard for some Fantasy owners to justify. Given his upside -- he was widely regarded as a top-30 option before getting hurt, boasting one of the best strikeout-to-walk ratios in the game -- he's going to be one of the top 75 starting pitchers off the board just because you won't find too many with comparable upside beyond that. But his effectiveness is in question coming back from surgery a repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. That procedure isn't as proven as Tommy John surgery. In fact, it's the one that cost Michael Pineda two seasons, not to mention some velocity when he finally did return. Ryu's situation doesn't appear as grim, but we won't know until we see him pitch. He'll be a boom-or-bust pick in the middle-to-late rounds.
Ryu (shoulder) is now playing long toss at 90 feet, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Dodgers are being cautious with Ryu, inching him along in his recovery from late-May shoulder surgery. He began a throwing program over a month ago but has not yet extended his long toss past 100 feet, meaning a return to mound work is still a ways off. There seems to be optimism that Ryu could be ready for spring training, but his progress will be worth monitoring over the winter months.
Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has begun a throwing program, according to the Los Angeles Times. Ryu had surgery on his shoulder in May. He should be on track to participate in spring training, but he will have to compete with a handful of players to earn a spot in the rotation.
Dodgers left-handed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday. The surgery was successful, but Ryu will not pitch this season. Ryu is expected to be ready for spring training, according to The Los Angeles Times. Though the team has not provided details on his recovery process at this point.
The Dodgers have announced that the left shoulder surgery on veteran left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is set for Thursday. There is no timetable for his return. The issue has prevented him from pitching all season.
The news on Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu's shoulder has gotten worse. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the left-hander will have surgery to clean up the shoulder. There is no indication of a tear in the labrum, but it may need to be smoothed out, according to Heyman. It is not known how the surgery will affect Ryu's timetable for return, as he's been on the disabled list with the shoulder injury all season.
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