Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to have season-ending shoulder surgery

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Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn’t thrown a pitch this season after being shut down with shoulder soreness late in spring training and the Dodgers just announced that the left-hander will undergo season-ending surgery.

Ryu has been one of the league’s most underrated starters since signing with the Dodgers in 2013, throwing 344 innings with a 3.17 ERA and 293/78 K/BB ratio.

However, he was limited to 26 starts last season due to shoulder problems on two different occasions. He’ll hope to make a full recovery in time for Opening Day and the 28-year-old Ryu is signed through 2018.

He joins Brandon McCarthy on the sidelines for the remainder of the season, leaving the Dodgers’ short on rotation depth behind Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.