Ross Stripling

Position: RHP
Born: 11/23/1989
Height: 6'3
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to go 3-6 with a 3.66 ERA in 14 starts between Great Lakes (Class A) and Tulsa (Double-A), striking out 59 and walking 21 while allowing 62 hits in 71.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Oklahoma City (Triple-A) on April 3 and made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/8/2016

Debut Details
April 8, in a 3-2 loss to the Giants. The starting pitcher, he tossed 7.1 innings of no-hit ball before reaching his 100-pitch limit and being removed for reliever Chris Hatcher. Stripling allowed one earned run, walking four and fanning four. The Giants went on to win the game in extra innings. At the plate, Stripling was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Player Notes
Despite the boos that rained down when Stripling was removed in the eighth inning, there were no hard feelings on his side. He himself said afterwards “It was the right decision.” Still on a pitch limit after having undergone Tommy John surgery, which cost him all of the 2014 season and much of 2015, Stripling was not really on the Dodgers’ 2016 Opening Day radar when camp began. In fact, he was technically among the first players reassigned on March 17, but pitched his way not only back onto the active roster, but into the No. 5 starter’s role, beating out prospects Zach Lee and Carlos Frias for the job.