Dodgers reinstate Hyun-Jin Ryu

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In a press release today the Los Angeles Dodgers announced they were reinstating left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 60-day disabled list and recalling right-hander Carlos Frias from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tonight the 29 year old Ryu will be making his first start since September 12, 2014. He has been recovering from shoulder surgery he had on May 21, 2015. Ryu missed the entire 2015 season.

In his second season with the Dodgers, 2014, Ryu had an ERA of 3.38 and a record of 14-7. He pitched 152 innings and gave up 57 earned runs. He struck out 139 batters against 29 walks. He went 1-2 in rehab starts with an ERA of 4.23. His last appearance was with single A Rancho Cucamonga on July 1. He threw 84 pitches over six innings.

A native of South Korea, Ryu signed with the Dodgers on December 12, 2012, coming from the Korea Baseball Organization. With the Dodgers he has an ERA of 3.17 and a record of 28-15.

Fries, who is 26 years old, will be making his second appearance on the active roster this season after being recalled on June 19-21. He didn’t appear in a game. He last pitched on July 3 for Oklahoma City vs. Nashville Frias allowed one run on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief. It was his third win of the season.

His minor league record over 10 games this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.95 In 1those ten games were two two rehab starts with Double-A Tulsa while he recovered from an oblique injury.

To make room on the active roster, the Dodgers designated outfielder Will Venable for assignment and will send left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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