Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu: Unlikely to open season in rotation

Ryu does not project to be a part of the Dodgers' rotation to start the season, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

It seems that Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood are in a better position to break camp in the rotation, in large part because Ryu has only logged five innings this spring training after groin and elbow issues delayed his Cactus League debut. Ryu gave up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four in his last spring start against the Cubs, and he takes the mound Tuesday against the Brewers for his third Cactus League start. The Dodgers undoubtedly plan to integrate Ryu into the rotation at some point this season, presuming he holds up physically, but he could be held back in extended spring training or be placed on the disabled list to start the season.

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