Crawford progresses, while Ryu has setback

Dodgers OF set for Triple-A rehab assignment

April 17th, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers received good news and bad news with rehabbing players Saturday, as Carl Crawford (back) finished a key part of his rehab while Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) saw a setback with a groin strain.

Crawford ran the bases at full speed before pregame stretches, typically a final exam before starting a Minor League rehab assignment. Manager Dave Roberts said the left fielder is "progressing well."

Crawford is scheduled to travel with the team for its road trip to Atlanta, then fly out to Triple-A Oklahoma City to begin a rehab assignment. Barring anything unforeseen, he is expected to be activated for the Sunday, April 24 game at Colorado.

Ryu's groin strain is expected to delay the left-hander's rehab for at least a couple days, but he will be doing arm exercises in the meantime to keep his strength up.

This is the second setback Ryu had in 2016 after tearing his labrum in May of last season. He had the first setback in early Spring Training.

"The whole time we thought we were going to have him back sooner, but there was a setback early in spring, and then this, it's technically a setback," Roberts said. "I don't know how severe the injury is. We need him back, but we need him back healthy."