Blue Jays: Ross Stripling and Jordan Romano head to the injured list
A pair of Toronto Blue Jays pitchers head to the injured list (IL) as Ross Stripling and Jordan Romano find themselves on the 10-day injured list with separate arm issues.
Slated to start yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, Stripling was scratched just prior to the start as he was experiencing forearm tightness in his pitching arm. While the Jays were optimistic that the right-hander would avoid a stint on the IL, the former Dodger was most likely destined for an injury stint.
With multiple injuries to the pitching corps, Stripling moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season, sporting a 7.56 ERA over two starts with three walks and 10 strikeouts. His injured list stint has been retroactive to April 12th.
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Announced alongside the Stripling news was that relief pitcher Jordan Romano will also be heading to the 10-day injured list with right ulnar neuritis (I had to google it, it appears that his elbow nerve is irritated/inflamed). Romano has been impressive so far this season, crafting a 2.70 ERA in four appearances while giving up just one earned run with three walks and four strikeouts. With fellow reliever Kirby Yates out for the season, Romano was a potential fit for the closer role this season until the emergence of Julian Merryweather (who is also on the injured list).
These injuries are going to be hard on the Blue Jays pitching staff as multiple pitchers from both the starting rotation and the bullpen are on the injured list with Tyler Chatwood, Tom Hatch, and Nate Pearson also on the injured list as of right now.
Considering the Blue Jays do have some depth in Anthony Kay, Tanner Roark, and Joel Payamps, the pitching staff is going to be tested with some key players missing time over the next few weeks.