Ryu underwhelming against Cleveland

Updated: March 7, 2013, 12:47 PM ET
By Keith Law

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million deal this offseason that indicated that they saw him as a potential mid-rotation starter, a reasonable assumption given his success as a starter in Korea's major baseball league, the KBO.

Ryu faced Cleveland on Wednesday at Goodyear Stadium and was disappointing, showing a below-average fastball, a bad body and a peculiar delivery that were all only salvaged by his above-average changeup and ability to throw four pitches for strikes.