Blue Jays Starter Placed on Injured List; Pitcher Recalled from Triple-A


After an interesting trade deadline, where the Toronto Blue Jays failed to acquire a big-name starter like they said they wanted to, they get some bad news regarding one of their starters. 

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed starter Ross Stripling on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to July 31, with a right glute strain. 

They have recalled pitcher Matt Peacock from Triple-A Buffalo. 

Stripling was lifted from his last start on Saturday after just 58 pitches, so this might be a good explanation as to why. He hits the injured list holding a strong 3.16 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 67 strikeouts in 82 innings. Manager John Schneider said the hope is the injury only requires a short recovery.

Pitcher Matt Peacock will join the Blue Jays in Tampa Bay. Peacock has been nothing special this season, holding a 5.23 ERA with 15 strikeouts across 20 innings in Triple-A.  

Newly acquired pitcher Mitch White is expected to join the team in Minnesota on Thursday and could get the start in Stripling's absence. 

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