Blue Jays activate Stripling from IL, option Thornton

Blue Jays manager John Schneider says there shouldn't be any limitations for Ross Stripling, who's making his first start back from injury, and hopes his return can give the team the boost that they need right now.

The Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff will be getting some much-needed help as Ross Stripling has been activated from the injured list.

Trent Thornton was optioned to triple-A Buffalo to make room for Stripling.

Stripling threw five shutout innings in a rehab start for the Buffalo Bisons, allowing three hits and no walks with three strikeouts.

The right-hander was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right glute/hip strain back on Aug. 3 after pitching four scoreless innings in his last start against the Detroit Tigers.

Stripling is 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 15 walks this season after moving into the starting rotation after Hyun Jin Ryu suffered a season-ending elbow injury.

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