Los Angeles Dodgers Ryu Hyun-jin throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the spring training MLB game at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., March 11. / AFP-Yonhap
By Baek Byung-yeul
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers will start against the Milwaukee Brewers during his team's spring exhibition game on Tuesday.
Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers beat reporter for MLB.com, confirmed Sunday on his Twitter account that Ryu will start Tuesday's game at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
This will be the Korean pitcher's third pitch during the spring exhibition season.
He made his first appearance on March 11 against the Los Angeles Angels since last July and threw two scoreless innings. While tossing 26 pitches for six outs, he allowed one hit and struck out two.
The 29-year-old Korean, who has returned from multiple surgeries, also threw a solid game on his second game during the spring exhibition league on Thursday.
Against the Chicago Cubs, he tossed three innings and allowed a run with three hits while striking out four. He tossed 53 pitches.
Ryu has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers as he left for shoulder surgery in May, 2015. He returned to the major league mound on July 7 against the San Diego Padres but crumbled after surrendering eight hits in only 4 and 2/3 innings. That was his last game last year as he underwent a left elbow debridement procedure in September.
Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins had his second multi-hit game of the spring, Saturday.
At CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Park batted sixth and went for 2-for-3 against the Boston Red Sox. Though his team lost to the Red Sox 12-5, he raised his batting average from .357 to .387.
Park, who's competing for the designated hitter job this season, has hit 12 hits including three home runs in 31 at-bats. He is joining the Twins' spring camp as a non-roster invitee, which means he's not on the roster but still holds an opportunity to make the team.
On the same day, another Korean baseball player Choi Ji-man, who signed with the Yankees in January, with an invitation to spring training, posted a hit against the Baltimore Orioles.
At George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Choi batted as a designated hitter and went 1-for-2 with a hit, a walk and a run. During the spring, he recorded a batting average of .240. Kim Hyun-soo of the Orioles didn't play the game.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun didn't play Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners as he had an accident at batting practice, getting hit in the head by a grounder.
Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers went for 0-for-3 against the Cincinnati Reds. He recorded .200 of batting average during the spring.