After many days of speculation, the Dodgers finally placed right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 25. He is out with right bicep tendinitis, which comes from left field, since neck stiffness was the original concern.
Stripling exited Wednesday night’s game against the Angels in the fifth inning after experiencing neck discomfort and seemed to be headed in the right direction. The 29-year-old was scheduled to throw a bullpen session this weekend before getting Tuesday’s start. But the bullpen session never happened. The Tuesday starter is still undetermined.
Kiké Hernández is likely to join Stripling on the 10-day IL within the next couple of days. He, too, left Wednesday’s game early after injuring his left wrist on a hard swing. X-rays were negative, but he underwent an MRI and the results are still not released. However, it can’t be good news since Dave Roberts said an IL stint is “inevitable.” Roberts also said Gavin Lux is unlikely to be promoted.
Jaime Schultz joined the team in Los Angeles to fill the roster spot left open by Stripling. It’s the right hander’s second time with the Dodgers this season, with the first back in April. He combined for three scoreless innings and struck out three batters. Schultz has spent most of the season with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers where he has a 5.66 ERA in 35 innings pitched.