Dodgers bring Ross Stripling back, option Dayton

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After Friday night’s 16-inning marathon in St. Louis, the Dodgers brought in a familiar fresh arm on Saturday calling up right-hander Ross Stripling.

To make room for Stripling, the Dodgers optioned reliever Grant Dayton, who made his Major League debut in Friday’s 4-3 loss, retiring all six batters he faced, including two strikeouts.

Kenta Maeda is starting today in St. Louis and Scott Kazmir gets the ball on Sunday. With Monday being an off day, it would figure that Bud Norris, who started on Wednesday and threw 23 pitches in relief on Friday, would get the Tuesday start at Dodger Stadium against Tampa Bay. Unless the Dodgers make another move.

It would then figure that Stripling becomes a bullpen piece for the time being.

He last pitched July 16 for Triple-A Oklahoma City and went four innings — his longest outing since being optioned on May 23.

Stripling has appeared in nine games for the Dodgers this year, starting eight, and has a 4.53 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 45 2/3 innings. After missing all of 2014 recovering from Tommy John surgery, Stripling has tallied 65 1/3 total innings this year.

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