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Dodgers’ Ryu headed to IL with groin injury

Field Level Media

April 09, 2019 at 6:07 am.

Apr 8, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 8, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu exited his Monday road start against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a left groin strain, and he will go on the injured list Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Last year, a torn left groin muscle sidelined Ryu from early May to mid-August.

“It was different from the pain I felt last year,” Ryu said Monday night through an interpreter, via MLB.com. “It was more of a precautionary measure to come out of the game. So compared to the left groin injury I had last year, right now I feel better.”

The 32-year-old South Korean entered Monday’s game 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA through two starts this year. The Cardinals got to him Monday for two runs on two hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings en route to a 4-3 victory.

Ryu went 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA in 15 starts for Los Angeles last year, then was 1-2 with a 5.21 ERA in four postseason starts.

For his career, Ryu is 42-28 with a 3.19 ERA in 100 career regular-season appearances (99 starts).