LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers traded right-wing Ross Stripping in the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday to name two players.
The 30-year-old Stripling came out 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA and 27 strikes in seven starts this season for Los Angeles. The veteran has spent his entire professional career with the Dodgers, breaking the list of the major leagues in 2016 and winning the All-Star selection in 2018.
Stripling is heading to Toronto to join longtime Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, who set out on a $ 80 million free agent deal this season. The Blue Jays drastically boosted their pitching in the deadline with the addition of Stripling, Robbie Ray and Taijuan Walker.
Although Stripling is a stable, reliable hand, the leaders of the Dodgers League have a wide choice of candidates for rotation, even after huge upheavals in their starting lineup from last season.
Behind stars Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buhler, the Dodgers will choose between Julio Urias, Alex Wood and promising youngsters Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin to start in their playoffs. Wood made only one start this season due to a sore shoulder, while Buhler will miss an upcoming start on the list of bladder injuries to his arm.
The Dodgers nearly sent Stripling and outside player Jock Pederson to the Los Angeles Angels in a deal for outsider Louis Rengifo earlier this year during initial spring training. Angels owner Arte Moreno canceled the trade when lengthy negotiations to acquire the Dodgers̵
Toronto also acquired Jonathan Villar of Miami in the trading deadline.