Dodgers News: Ross Stripling Suffers Setback in Rehab

According to Ken Gurnick of, right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling (sore neck) has experienced a minor setback in his recovery process. He was supposed to go out on a rehab stint in the coming days, but that will reportedly be delayed.

This has been an ongoing issue with Stripling as he has been experiencing some type of muscle discomfort in his neck lately.

The 29-year-old starting pitcher holds a solid 3.64 ERA this season, with a 3.54 ERA across 12 starts and a 4.02 ERA in 14 relief appearances. Those numbers are slightly misleading due to the small sample size as a reliever mixed in with the fact that Strip holds a pretty solid 3.34 FIP.

According to Baseball Savant, Stripling is also generating an elite 82nd-percentile xwOBA (expected weighted on base average). He is genuinely a better pitcher than you think.

It is up in the air at the moment what role Stripling will assume upon his activation, whether it be as a starter or as a reliever. With the recent emergences of rookies Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin, Ross Stripling could find himself as the fifth starter or a long reliever to strengthen the Dodgers’ bullpen.

The neck issue appears to be nothing terribly serious, but it is worth monitoring nonetheless. Anytime a player suffers a setback in their recovery process, it is important to take note.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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