Updated: 05/03/2014 09:19 | By Agence France-Presse

Sore shoulder sidelines Dodgers pitcher Ryu

South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin was placed on Major League Baseball's 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers with a left shoulder inflammation.


Sore shoulder sidelines Dodgers pitcher Ryu

Ryu Hyun-Jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on April 27, 2014 - by Stephen Dunn

The Dodgers did not immediately announce on Friday who would take the mound for Ryu's scheduled start in Miami on Sunday.

Ryu's stint was backdated to start April 28, a day after he surrendered six runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies.

The 27-year-old left-hander had been solid in each of his three prior starts and stands 3-2 with a 3.00 earned-run average over seven appearances this season.

After spending seven seasons with the Hanwha Eagles in his homeland's top league, Ryu joined the Dodgers and became the first South Korean to be used as a starting pitcher in a North American major league game last April.

Ryu helped South Korea win Olympic gold in 2008 at Beijing and helped his homeland's stars reach the final of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, where they lost to arch-rival Japan.

At 17-12, the Dodgers trail National League West division leader San Francisco by one loss.

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