Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu Trade Places on Disabled List

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(Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda on the 10-day disabled list with left hamstring tightness.

Ryu, who will make his sixth start of the season against the Rockies on Thursday, was placed on the disabled list on May 1 with a left hip contusion. He last pitched on April 30 against the Phillies, allowing just one run on three hits in 5-1/3 innings, recording his first win of the season in the Dodgers’ 5-3 victory. Ryu has gone 1-4 this year in five starts for Los Angeles, posting a 4.05 ERA (12 ER/26-2/3 IP) and has struck out 29 batters against only eight walks in 26-2/3 innings.

Maeda pitched in Wednesday’s night’s contest against the Pirates, allowing two runs on five hits in a career-high 8-1/3 innings as he recorded his third win of the season. In seven starts this year, he has gone 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA (22 ER/39-1/3 IP) and has struck out 40 batters against only nine walks in 39-1/3 innings.

Earlier in the day, TBPC put together a brief editorial discussing a potential “carousel” among the seven different pitchers being considered for the Dodgers’ starting rotation.

Considering the club’s most recent moves, the Los Angeles big league disabled list count still stands at 12 players.

(Dai Sugiura furnished the majority of information provided in this report)

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