The Dodgers on Monday placed Ross Stripling on the disabled list with right toe inflammation. In his place on the roster, reliever Dylan Floro was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Stripling has been dealing with the sore toe for the past few weeks and according to manager Dave Roberts, will need about 10 to 12 days before he comes back.
In the meantime, this not only gets Stripling some rest over the next two weeks, it also brings a resolution to how the six-man rotation comes to an end. The 28-year-old has never thrown more than 127 2⁄3 innings in his professional career, and that came in 2013 just before Stripling needed Tommy John surgery.
The right-hander hasn’t been effective in his last two appearances — three if you count the All-Star game. Stripling allowed three runs in the midsummer classic and has allowed nine runs on 14 hits in two starts since, failing to complete five innings in either game.
Floro was sent to Triple-A after getting seven outs in the Dodgers’ 16-inning loss in Philadelphia Tuesday. In six appearances with Los Angeles this season, Floro has allowed three runs in 7 1⁄3 innings, striking out eight with two walks.
Justin Turner, dealing with a groin injury, is eligible to come off the DL on Thursday. Roberts said it’s too early to know if that will happen, but the team is confident there will be no minor league rehab necessary.