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Ryu, diagnosed in mid-March with what the Dodgers called inflammation in his left shoulder, is playing catch but has yet to throw off a mound. Ryu would not say Sunday when he expected to return but laughed and said "of course" when asked if he would be back before the All-Star break.
"Everything is good," Beachy said Sunday. "I'm really happy."
The Dodgers hope he might be able to help as soon as June, which would be 15 months after his last Tommy John surgery. He came back 13 months after he first had the procedure, but he lasted five starts before his elbow troubled him once again.
Beachy dismissed the idea that the Dodgers' depth removed any pressure on him to accelerate his rehabilitation so he could help the club.
"I'm not going to rush no matter what our depth is like," he said. "That's not going to help me or the team, if they get me back for one or two starts."
Beachy, 28, went 7-3 with a 3.68 earned-run average for the