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Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried
Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried

If the first days of spring training made Hyun-Jin Ryu optimistic about his chances of pitching a career-high 200 innings this season, he has now been reminded of the challenges he could face in reaching his goal. Sidelined because of tightness in the middle of his back, Ryu missed the Dodgers' workout Wednesday. The left-hander downplayed the problem, telling South Korean reporters that he expected to participate in the Dodgers' first full-squad workout on Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly said he didn't know when Ryu would resume training, but added, "I kind of expect this is not going to be a lingering thing." Including Ryu, three of the Dodgers' five...

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