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Ryu threw a full game shutout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 28, 2013, striking out seven hitters while walking none and allowing only two hits.

It was Ryu’s first shutout in the major leagues, as well as the first for a Korean-born pitcher since Chan Ho Park and Sun-woo Kim. Ryu was 14–8 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts with the Dodgers in 2013.

Ryu Hyun-jin
Ryu Hyun-jin

Baseball America named him to their annual “All-Rookie team.” Ryu made history on October 6, 2013, when he became the first South Korean to start a Major League Baseball postseason game.

Ryu held the D-backs scoreless in five innings of work in his first start of the 2014 season in Sydney, Australia.

Despite losing time due to injury, he went on to start 26 games for the Dodgers in 2014. With a 3.38 ERA, he went 14–7.

Ryu went into spring training thinking he’d be able to pitch 200 innings for the first time in his career. However, he was forced to leave camp early due to back tightness, though he claimed he was unconcerned. 

When he resumed throwing, he developed a painful shoulder, prompting the Dodgers to place him on the disabled list for two weeks. 

Despite reports that Ryu was pain-free in April, the Dodgers took precautions and placed him on the 60-day injured list on May 4 due to his previous season’s intermittent shoulder issues.

Soon later, the Dodgers noticed a decrease in velocity in his bullpen session, and Ryu chose to have shoulder surgery to correct the problem.

Ryu had surgery to repair his left shoulder labrum on May 21, therefore ending his pitching career for the 2015 season.

Where Does Ryu Hyun Jin Live?

Since the time Ryu Hyun Jin Joines the Toronto Blue Jays, he and his family are currently living in Cananda.


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