The Dodgers sent off Ross Stripling to Toronto at the trade deadline, and it was felt by fans all around Los Angeles. Stripling has really become a fan favorite over the last couple of years, and his sudden departure caught a lot of people off guard.
On Tuesday night, while the Dodgers were playing against Arizona, Stripling posted his farewell message. He took to Instagram to thank the fans and the franchise for everything that they have done for him in his career.
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THANK YOU to the entire Dodgers organization and everyone I have met since being drafted. It has been an honor to wear a Dodger uniform for the last 5 seasons. Shelby and I have been very fortunate to make amazing memories and lifelong friendships over the years. We will cherish our time in Los Angeles forever and would like to thank you for welcoming us with open arms. I was lucky to be apart of a very special team and compete with some of the best in baseball. Thank you to my teammates, the city of Los Angeles, and the Dodger fans for making my time as a Dodger so memorable. As I embark on a new chapter, I look forward to the exciting adventure ahead with the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s an organization with a bright future and I can’t wait to be apart of it! Go Jays!
Ross was drafted by the Dodgers back in 2012 in the 5th round out of Texas A&M. From there, he shot up through the minor league system and made his big league debut in 2016 against the Giants. Strip tossed 7+ no-hit innings before being pulled on a 100-pitch limit in what was truly a debut to remember.