The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday placed left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip contusion and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Fields will make his third stint with the club after tossing scoreless relief in eight of nine games for the Dodgers this season, posting a 1.29 ERA and striking out 12 batters against only one walk in an even seven innings of work. Fields last pitched on Saturday against the Phillies, allowing his first run of the season on two hits in 2/3 of an inning of relief for Los Angeles and was optioned to OKC following the game.
Ryu made his fifth start of the season yesterday against the Phillies, allowing just one run on three hits in 5.1 innings and striking out a season-high nine batters to record his first win of the season. It was his first victory since August 31, 2014 at San Diego. Ryu has gone 1-4 with a 4.05 ERA this season, while striking out 29 batters against eight walks.
Manager Dave Roberts said Ryu injured himself on aggressive slide into second base on Sunday against the Phillies. Apparently, the bruise isn’t severe, yet the team believes the injury is serious enough for a 10-day disabled list stint.
With Ryu now on the shelf, the starting rotation slides back to a traditional five-man crew instead of six, at least until veteran lefty Rich Hill is ready to return.
The team’s current count on the disabled list now stands at 11 players.
(Dai Sugiura furnished the majority of information provided in this report)