October 23, 2021

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Toronto Blue Jays get Ross Stripling from Los Angeles Dodgers

Toronto Blue Jays get Ross Stripling from Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers traded suitable-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for two gamers to be named.

Stripling went 3-1 with a 5.61 Era in seven starts this season for Los Angeles, racking up 27 strikeouts. The 30-year-aged veteran has invested his full pro vocation with the Dodgers, cracking the major league roster in 2016 and earning an All-Star variety in 2018.

Stripling is headed to Toronto to rejoin longtime Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, who remaining for an $80 million free of charge agent deal in the off-period. The Blue Jays have significantly bolstered their pitching staff members at the deadline with the additions of Stripling, Robbie Ray and Taijuan Walker.

Though Stripling is a regular, dependable arm, the significant league-foremost Dodgers have a prosperity of rotation candidates even just after large upheaval in their starting off pitching since previous time.

Powering stars Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler, the Dodgers will decide on amid Julio Urías, Alex Wooden and promising youngsters Dustin May perhaps and Tony Gonsolin to make the commences in their playoff drive. Wooden has made only one start out this period because of shoulder irritation, while Buehler will overlook one particular forthcoming start on the hurt list with a blister on his pitching hand.

The Dodgers just about sent Stripling and outfielder Joc Pederson to the Los Angeles Angels in a trade for infielder Luis Rengifo before this yr for the duration of the original spring education. Angels proprietor Arte Moreno scrapped that trade when protracted negotiations about the Dodgers’ acquisition of Mookie Betts from Boston delayed the deal.

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Toronto also acquired Jonathan Villar from Miami at the trade deadline.