Hyun-Jin Ryu will test his injured left shoulder with a simulated game Wednesday


MLB.com’s Michael Lananna has the report

Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will throw a 45-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday — another step forward as he tries to return for a potential Game 3 start in the National League Division Series against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday.

Ryu hasn’t pitched in a game since September 13 and shoulder injuries seem to linger, but the Korean southpaw threw around 40 pitches during a full-effort bullpen session on Sunday and has not experienced any discomfort in the days since.

The Dodgers will roll with Clayton Kershaw in NLDS Game 1 on Friday in Los Angeles and Zack Greinke in Game 2. If Ryu isn’t ready for Game 3, when the series shifts to St. Louis, Dan Haren probably gets the call.