Ryu (2-1) took the loss Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out nine over 5.2 innings against the Brewers. Ryu pitched well but was victimized by solo home runs in the third and sixth innings from Christian Yelich. The 32-year-old was returning from stint on the injured list for a groin injury but was able to throw 92 pitches. Ryu has a 3.10 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, and he'll look to get back in the win column Thursday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Dodgers activated Ryu (groin) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Brewers. With Ryu back from the IL, the Dodgers will shift Julio Urias back to the bullpen to clear a rotation spot for the lefty. Though Ryu has received a clean bill of health after the recent bout with the groin issue, he might not make for the most comfortable option in DFS and season-long leagues with daily moves while facing a tough Brewers offense at hitter-friendly Miller Park.
Ryu (groin) will start Saturday at the Brewers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Ryu, who has been on the shelf since April 9 with a groin injury, has been cleared to rejoin the rotation after completing a 40-pitch side session with no issues Monday. His return will push Julio Urias to the bullpen, while it will also allow the Dodgers to afford the rest of their rotation an extra day of rest. Prior to landing on the shelf, Ryu compiled a 3.07 ERA, 0.89 WHIp and 14:1 K:BB in 14.1 innings (three starts).
Though Ryu (groin) appears ready to return from the 10-day injured list, he's uncertain to enter the rotation during the Dodgers' four-game series with the Brewers that begins Thursday. The Dodgers currently list Julio Urias, Ross Stripling, Clayton Kershaw and Kenta Maeda as their probable starters for the series. After Ryu completed a 40-pitch side session Monday without incident, manager Dave Roberts declared the lefty ready to return from the IL and said he would replace Julio Urias as the team's fifth starter once formally activated. Urias has already been confirmed to make one final start Thursday before he heads to the bullpen, and it's not a given that the Dodgers will push back any of their other rotation members over the weekend to facilitate the addition of Ryu. Since Stripling, Kershaw and Maeda are all coming off strong outings, Roberts may be motivated to keep all three on their normal schedules. If that's the case, Ryu would likely be available only as a reliever if he's activated this weekend before he presumably rejoins the rotation during the three-game series with the Cubs that begins April 23. Expect the Dodgers to provide more clarity about their rotation plans following Thursday's contest.
Ryu (groin) is ready to rejoin the starting rotation and could pitch during this weekend's four-game series at Milwaukee, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Ryu completed a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday and won't require any minor-league rehab appearances as he is apparently good to go. Julio Urias was confirmed to start Thursday's series opener but will then move to the bullpen, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, so Ryu could slot in for any of the subsequent three games of the series.