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Dodgers activate Hyun-Jin Ryu

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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.

Carlos Correa likely headed to injured list again

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Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortstop Carlos Correa will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a back injury. Correa exited Monday’s game against the Tigers after two innings due to the back issue.

Correa, 24, missed two months between May 26 and July 26 due to a broken rib. Back issues aren’t anything new to him either, as he missed time last year with back issues as well. This season, the shortstop is batting .278/.358/.556 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 310 plate appearances.

Alex Bregman handled shortstop for a majority of the time Correa was out earlier this year, shifting over from third base. That could once again be the case going forward, with Yuli Gurriel taking over at the hot corner.