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Ross Stripling sets high expectation for home debut

While tonight won’t determine Ross Stripling‘s career path (just as Friday night didn’t), I’m quite interested to see how he handles his second professional outing. Expectations are high after a great MLB debut. It went about as well as anyone could have dreamed (perhaps better), but don’t expect him to throw hitless innings every time…


Dodgers name Ross Stripling fifth starter

The mystery of who will be the Dodgers’ fifth starter to open the 2016 season has been solved: Ross Stripling, who was the Dodgers’ fifth-round draft pick in 2012, experienced a setback when Tommy John surgery forced him to miss the entire 2014 season. He returned to action in June 2015, making one start with the Rancho…


Dodgers have easy Rule 5 protection decisions

Mike reset the 40-man roster on Monday, and it’s already pretty full. Sure, there will be guys who opt-out, get designated for assignment/released and traded at some point this winter. The Dodgers also have to make a couple decisions on adding prospects to the 40-man roster. Last year, the Dodgers added Zach Lee, Chris Reed…

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Dodgers, Chad Billingsley, shouldn’t rush his return

When the Dodgers signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, if was a foregone conclusion the team would place Chad Billingsley on the 60-day disabled list to clear a 40-man roster spot for him. Much to everyone’s surprise, the Dodgers designated Justin Sellers for assignment to make room for Arruebarrena. Sellers is no big loss, but the…