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Dodgers’ Ryu to receive surgery on hurt shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO - Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin will undergo surgery on his troublesome throwing shoulder Thursday, local time, and is not expected to return this season.

The team made the announcement Wednesday before a game against the San Francisco Giants. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly doesn’t have a timetable for Ryu’s recovery but said he did not believe it would be before the 2016 season.

The Dodgers expect to have a better idea after the procedure.

“Hyun-Jin has just been a quality starter, and pretty much every time he got the ball you knew that for the most part you’re going to get a quality outing, keep you in the game against really any team,’’ Mattingly said. “He had weapons for a lot of different hitters. Knowing that you’re going to have to replace those innings, obviously not the ideal situation.’’

AP

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