Ross Stripling succeeded in reversing his life thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s injury (?).
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported on the 14th (Korean time) that Stripling signed a two-year, $25 million (approximately 32 billion won) contract with the San Francisco Giants.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan also said, ‘Stripling and San Francisco have agreed to a two-year contract, with the right to opt-out after the first season. A source familiar with market conditions reported it.”
Stripling went back and forth between starting and relief throughout his career. He took on the role of a swing man and was essential to the team, but managing his condition and physical strength was a very difficult position.
Stripling also received a sixth starter and long relief assignment with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022. Toronto’s starting rotation consisted of Jose Berrios, Kevin Gausman, Alec Manoa, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Yusei Kikuchi.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin underwent elbow surgery. Toronto suddenly lost one starting pitcher.
Stripling was the first to be given the opportunity to fill Ryu Hyun-jin’s place.
Stripling, who silently did his best in his position, did not miss this chance.
Stripling recorded an average ERA of 3.01 with 10 wins and 4 losses in 32 games (24 starts) in the 2022 season. After Ryu Hyun-jin broke 스포츠토토 away from the front row, he took his place in the starting rotation. He pitched very well with a 2.64 earned run average in 19 starts. He showed off his stable appearance as a 2-3 starter.
MLB.com explained, ‘With the advent of stripling, Toronto was able to secure the right to advance to the American League wild card despite the sluggishness of Berrios and Kikuchi.’
After successfully completing this season, Stripling also obtained the first free agency qualification in his life. It earned more than $10 million per year.
Stripling made his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016. He did not have a fixed position, as he appeared in 104 starts and 100 middle games out of 204 career games. But in 2022 he has proven his mettle as a starter. He also achieved 10 wins for the season, a starter-guaranteed check. In San Francisco, he is expected to fill the starting position.