The Los Angeles Dodgers have selected left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu as their Opening Day starter, the team announced Friday.

With ace Clayton Kershaw scheduled to open the season on the shelf and Walker Buehler unavailable due to workload management, it looked like veteran southpaw Rich Hill would get the first start. However, Hill has been diagnosed with a left MCL strain and will begin the season on the injured list, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times.