Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Dodgers have placed starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder, the team announced Friday.
The move is retroactive to April 28.
The issue popped up after Ryu’s last start and hasn’t improved, according to Ken Gurnick with MLB.com. Manager Don Mattingly says the problem is not serious and Ryu is not expected to have an MRI.
In his last appearance April 27 against Colorado, the left-hander had his worst outing of the season allowing five earned runs on nine hits in five innings. Ryu is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA overall.
He was scheduled to start Sunday against Miami.
On Friday, the Dodgers also recalled utility player Chone Figgins and right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque and sent down pitchers Red Patterson and Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A.
Patterson made his Major League debut Thursday against Minnesota in game two of a doubleheader. He went 4 ⅔ innings, gave up one run on two hits, he walked three and struck out one batter. Patterson got a no decision.