Dodgers Ship RHP Ross Stripling To The Blue Jays For 2 PTBNL

An hour after Major League Baseball’s trade deadline came and went, the Dodgers announced that they have traded right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling to the Blue Jays for two players to be named later.

Stripling leaves the only organization he has ever known after being drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Texas A&M. He made it to the majors in 2016 and has been a part of the major league pitching staff since. This year though has not been kind to Stripling who has struggled this season going 3-1 with 5.61 ERA (26 runs, 21 earned), 1.46 WHIP, and a 27/11 K/BB ratio in 33.2 innings. One of the biggest reasons for Stripling’s struggles this season has been the long ball. Stripling has allowed a league-high 12 homers for a ghastly 3.2 HR/9 this season.

Stripling, 30, now goes to a Blue Jays team in which he joins former teammate Hyun-Jin Ryu as well as fellow trade deadline acquisitions Taijuan Walker and Robbie Ray as they look to improve their rotation depth.

For the Dodgers, we still do not know the names of the two pieces they are acquiring from Toronto but knowing our front office as well as our scouting and development department I am excited to see what they will do with these two players.

This move also allows the Dodgers to install Tony Gonsolin into the rotation alongside Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Dustin May, and Julio Urias.