Found June 02, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu might not make it to the mound tonight against the Colorado Rockies, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Ryu took a Mark Trumbo comebacker off his left foot during his last start on Tuesday, but completed the game and X-rays were negative. Ryu suggested that he would only be starting if he had fully recovered:
"I never want to take the mound and put my team in jeopardy unless I'm fully comfortable I can be the pitcher I am. I wouldn't want to be out there unless I'm 100 percent."
Ryu has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise difficult season for the Dodgers, with an excellent 2.89 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 71.1 innings. He said that his bruised foot had healed faster than he expected, 'considering how much it hurt that evening'.
If Ryu is unavailable, Matt Magill will probably be recalled from the minors to spot-start in his place. With injuries to other rotation members like Zack Greinke and Josh Beckett, Magill has already made 4 starts for the Dodgers so far this season but holds an unimpressive 5.50 ERA and has walked 13 in 18 innings.
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