The Dodgers didn’t make any major splashes at Monday’s deadline, but they did make moves. The team announced today that Ross Stripling would be going to the Toronto Blue Jays in a move made at the last minute.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded RHP Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays for two players to be named later.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 31, 2020
Stripling has been a fan favorite with the Dodgers, including his popular podcast The Big Swing. But he has struggled over his last few appearances, and the team has a few guys that they want to get plugged in sooner rather than later.
Tony Gonsolin and Alex Wood(when healthy) are two guys in particular that don’t yet have a consistent job in the Dodgers rotation. Stripling giving up 17 earned runs over his last five appearances and only throwing 21 innings made that decision easier.
The Dodgers will be getting to players to be named in the return from Toronto. Obviously, those names will not yet be announced.