Ross Stripling has done everything and more this season

For almost all 30 MLB franchises, every season usually consists of pleasant surprises and for the Toronto Blue Jays, pitcher Ross Stripling has been exactly that in 2022.
Stripling, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers during the shortened 2020 campaign, has played a crucial role on the Blue Jays’ roster thus far. The 32-year-old entered the season as a multi-inning reliever, however, his flexibility has allowed him to do far more than just that.
Out of the gate, the veteran righty made his first two appearances from out of the bullpen, although he quickly shifted to the starting rotation as the team wanted to provide its regulars an extra day of rest following a shortened spring. But his stay lasted far longer than originally expected. Once Hyun Jin Ryu landed on the injured list with forearm inflammation, Stripling was needed to remain as a starter.
With Ryu ultimately sidelined for a month, Stripling temporarily took over his spot in the rotation, making five starts during that span. In total, he compiled 21.0 innings and performed to a respectable 4.29 ERA, 2.95 FIP, .267 OPP AVG, 20.5 per cent strikeout rate and a 2.3 per cent walk rate.
Then, when Toronto activated Ryu off the IL on May 14, Stripling was …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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