MLB Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays Making Rotation Changes

The Toronto Blue Jays have started the season 3-2 heading into Thursday night's action against the New York Yankees. Team ERA currently ranks 25th in the MLB as the Jays staff was touched up at times during their first trip through. The first five at least as it's sounding more and more like manager Charlie Montoyo will be testing a six-man rotation to start the season. 

As Hazel Mae of Sportsnet shared via Arden Zwelling Stripling is getting the ball in Oakland. The 32-year-old veteran hurler is stretched out and one of the only options Montoyo is working with if six-man is the route of choice. So far Stripling has appeared in two games, giving up three walks across two innings of work. He has started 80 games so far throughout his seven-year career which also includes 4.5 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021 Stripling ended the wild season with a 4.80 ERA in 101.1 innings, including19 starts and 24 total appearances.

Stripling and the Blue Jays are hopeful he can get back to his 2018 ways where he posted a 3.02 ERA and made his first all-star appearance as a member of the Dodgers. Right now the goal is one quality start, something Toronto could use more of throughout the six-man rotation's second time through. 

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