Hyun-Jin Ryu hopes to resume throwing over the weekend

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Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu was too sore after receiving a cortisone injection to throw today, but he hopes to do so before the weekend is out, reports MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. Ryu, who has been out a week now, has been battling inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

Ryu’s 2014 season likely ends with a 14-7 record, a 3.38 ERA, and a 139/29 K/BB ratio in 152 innings across 26 starts. The lefty aims to rejoin the Dodgers in time for the post-season, but if he isn’t ready, the Dodgers may have to rely on Dan Haren behind Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.