Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin won’t pitch any spring games; unlikely for May

March 16, 2016
Ryun Hyun-jin's recovery from the shoulder surgery is not as fast as he had hoped.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s recovery from the shoulder surgery is not as fast as he or the Dodgers had hoped.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is not expected to appear in any spring games, and manager Dave Roberts says it’s “unrealistic” he’ll be ready to pitch in May.

Ryu missed all of last season after shoulder surgery last May. He threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday. But he fell behind in camp after suffering discomfort in his left shoulder following a bullpen session on Feb. 26.

Roberts says Wednesday that Ryu was “a guy we had penciled in at the top of the rotation. But you’ve got to adapt. Things are going to happen that we’re no too excited about. But that’s our reality.”

Ryu, the Dodgers No. 3 starter in 2013 and 2014, came into camp with a goal of pitching in May.

Roberts says Ryu will have another bullpen session this week.

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