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Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list

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The Dodgers announced on Monday that the club placed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip contusion. Pitcher Josh Fields was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Ryu’s roster spot.

Ryu suffered his injury sliding into second base during Sunday’s game against the Phillies. The hope is that the lefty will need to miss only one start, as the Dodgers have an off-day coming up on Thursday.

Through five starts, Ryu carries a 1-4 record with a 4.05 ERA and a 29/8 K/BB ratio across 26 2/3 innings.

Rafael Montero to have Tommy John surgery

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Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.

Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.