MIAMI (AP) — With ace Clayton Kershaw on the verge of rejoining the rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers are now without Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The left-hander went on the 15-day disabled list Friday with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. No MRI was planned, and the injury wasn't believed to be serious, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Kershaw rejoined the Dodgers before the start of their series at Miami. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, recovering from a strained upper back, will pitch a bullpen session Saturday and is expected to come off the DL to start Tuesday at Washington.
The Dodgers became aware of Ryu's injury after he pitched poorly in his most recent start, a 6-1 loss to Colorado. He gave up six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.
"He said he was feeling it a little bit during the game," Mattingly said. "Maybe that explains a little bit the velocities we've seen — 87, 88. Over the next couple of days it didn't progress like we thought it would, so here we are."
Ryu, who was sent to the DL retroactive to Monday, is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts. Mattingly declined to say who will start in his place Sunday at Miami.
The Dodgers also recalled outfielder Chone Figgins and right-hander Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque. Both met the team in Miami after the Dodgers played a doubleheader Thursday at Minnesota.