Ross Stripling agrees with the Giants
Blue Jays fans who were hoping to see Ross Stripling in Toronto will have to get used to it: he is no longer available.
The pitcher has agreed with the Giants, according to Jeff Passan.
He signed a two-year contract valued at $25 million. However, he will be able to get out of his agreement after the first season of the agreement.
The American therefore returns to California, he who spent the first years of his career in Los Angeles (the great rivals of the Giants) before being traded to the Blue Jays.
He will therefore launch in a rotation that includes Logan Webb, Alex Wood, Sean Manaea, Alex Cobb and Anthony DeSclafani. He should be a starter, as he has been for the majority of the 2022 season in Toronto.
And he signed a smaller contract than Yusei Kikuchi a year ago…
I don’t know if the Giants will be able to sign Carlos Rodon, but at least they have an insurance policy in case they don’t.
Was Stripling swayed by the Jays’ decision to sign Chris Bassitt? Who knows.
In an ideal world, the Jays would have signed Stripling and pushed Kikuchi into the bullpen, if injured…but it didn’t happen.
He should make the Giants happy.