Dodgers LHP Ryu aware of sophomore slump talk
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu begins his second season with the Los Angeles Dodgers confronted by a question that is inevitable for any pitcher coming off a good rookie year.
As in, can the left-hander avoid the so-called sophomore slump?
Excuse Ryu if he doesn't sound too worried. Slumps are possible anywhere. Ryu says there is a sophomore slump in Korea, too.
Ryu threw batting practice Tuesday for the first time this spring at the Dodgers' camp.
Ryu was 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA last season as the No. 3 starter in the rotation.