Link – Dodgers left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin claims to be pain-free, ready for new season

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This is good news. The Dodgers could use a healthy Ryu back in the rotation. It’s a whole they only sorta, kinda, filled last year with a bunch of guys. Having that stability would be nice.

Following two surgeries that limited him to one start over the past two years, Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin said Wednesday he’s pain-free and ready to take the mound again.

Ryu departed for the United States after preparing for the new season in South Korea and Japan. He said he’s put in plenty of work on the mound and is ready to hit the ground running when the Dodgers’ camp opens in mid-February.

“Right now, I’d say I am in better shape than I normally would be at the start of spring training,” Ryu told reporters at Incheon International Airport. “I threw four bullpen sessions while training in Japan. I have no pain at the moment.”

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