According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling with throw two innings on a rehab assignment Tuesday.
Ross Stripling will pitch two innings on rehab assignment Tuesday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 4, 2019
Moreover, Chicken Strip will be rehabbing with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts quickly touched on what he’s seen recently out of his injured righty.
He looked good, really good. Threw all of his pitches. Ball coming out well.
As noted further by MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, Stripling said he irritated his biceps tendon trying to compensate for a stiff neck on July 24.
Stripling, 29, is 4-4 in 26 game (12 starts) on the season. He holds a 3.64 ERA and 3.36 DRA on the year and remains one of the club’s most undervalued and under-appreciated assets on the roster. His ability to be a combo type of reliever is invaluable to the construction of the Dodgers’ pitching staff.
With Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin up with the big club and expected to stay part of the rotation, at least in the interim, it is up in the air at the moment whether or not Stripling will return to the rotation or be sent to the bullpen upon activation. Either way he figures to play an integral role for the Dodgers down the stretch and into October.
Stripling holds a career 3.55 ERA and an elite 3.18 DRA across 4 seasons for the Dodgers.