Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been activated from the 10-day injured list, per an official announcement. Ryu is scheduled to take the mound for the Dodgers’ series finale against the Diamondbacks later this afternoon.
It was a brief assignment for the 32-year-old southpaw, who only missed the minimum 10 days while rehabbing a bout of neck soreness. The Dodgers are understandably anxious to get Ryu back on the mound; prior to his recent setback, the first-time All-Star was working on an impressive run after turning in an 11-2 record in 21 starts with a league-best 1.53 ERA, 1.1 BB/9, 7.8 SO/9, and 3.9 fWAR through 135 2/3 innings.
With Ryu newly-returned to the rotation, the Dodgers optioned right-handed reliever Casey Sadler to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Sadler, 29, was acquired from the Rays in early July and has pitched to an 0.73 ERA in his first nine appearances with Los Angeles, issuing one run, four walks, and eight strikeouts over 12 1/3 innings so far.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.