With foot feeling better, Ryu expects to start Friday

With foot feeling better, Ryu expects to start Friday

LOS ANGELES -- Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu tested his sore left foot in a rare bullpen session on Monday and the Dodgers expect him to start on Friday.

Ryu threw about 25 pitches during a light bullpen session and said his foot was progressing.

"It's a lot better today," Ryu said through interpreter Martin Kim. "I'm pretty confident I should make my next start."

The Dodgers expect Ryu to take the mound on Friday against the Braves at Dodger Stadium.

"If everything continues to go good, he's going to pitch Friday," manager Don Mattingly said before Monday's game against the Padres. "If he doesn't have any setbacks, we're going to go with him Friday."

Ryu had his scheduled start on Sunday pushed back because he was still sore after taking a comebacker off the top of his left foot during his shutout of the Angels on Tuesday.

Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A to start in place of Ryu in Colorado and took the loss, allowing seven runs on five hits in six innings. Magill was optioned after the game to make room on the 25-man roster for outfielder Yasiel Puig, the organization's No. 1 prospect.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Lyle Spencer is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.