"We still don't know when we're going to drop him in," Roberts said. "But it will be at some point. That's a conversation that we're going to have with him, and try to see what makes sense for our ballclub."
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Roberts did not rule out Ryu rejoining the club as a reliever. Ryu logged a four-inning save while backing up Maeda during an outing against the Cardinals in June.
"I know he wants to start," Roberts said. "And we want to drop him back in as a starter. But if a situation presents itself where we need him out of the bullpen, I know he would be open to helping us in that capacity.
"But ideally for him, and for us, it would be as a starter. With the way things have gone, with the starting pitching that we have, it's hard to be exact."