Hyun-Jin Ryu MRI shows no damage

DENVER -- An MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday.

While the team has ruled him out to make his next scheduled start, on Wednesday versus the Colorado Rockies, he has not yet been ruled out for the start after that, against the second-place San Francisco Giants on Sept. 22 at Dodger Stadium.

"I guess I'm not ready to say that he won't [make that start]," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "I really don't want to speculate. I just want to see how everything goes."

Ryu's MRI showed no changes from his previous MRI, conducted in May. He also received a cortisone injection and will not attempt to throw until he meets the Dodgers this weekend in Chicago for their next series to begin a "sub maximal" throwing program. He missed 20 games the last time he experienced shoulder inflammation in May.

In his latest bout with shoulder soreness, Ryu was pulled after one inning after the Giants batted around and scored four runs off him Friday night at AT&T Park.

Mattingly said the team was more conservative the previous time he experienced shoulder soreness because it was early in the season. Ryu (14-7, 3.38 ERA) is being replaced by rookie Carlos Frias on Wednesday at Coors Field.