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MLB: Blue Jays P Ross Stripling (oblique) placed on injured list

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The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Ross Stripling on the injured list Wednesday with a left oblique strain.

Stripling, 31, has a 5-6 record with a 4.34 ERA and 91 strikeouts over 93 1/3 innings in 20 appearances (19 starts).

Stripling left Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels after two scoreless innings due to injury.

The Blue Jays promoted right-hander Trent Thornton from Triple-A Buffalo to fill Stripling’s spot. This is the third time Thornton has been recalled in the past five days.

Thornton, who turns 28 next month, is 1-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 29 games (three starts).

Toronto additionally selected the contract of right-hander Connor Overton while designating right-hander Patrick Murphy for assignment. Overton, 28, is 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 21 outings (seven starts at Triple-A Buffalo this season. Murphy, 26, pitched in eight relief appearances with the Blue Jays, going 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA.

–Field Level Media

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