Blue Jays announce Williams, Rodriguez as parts of Stripling, Walker deals

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws. (Alex Brandon/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays revealed Tuesday that pitching prospect Kendall Williams, a second-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, is one of the two players to be named later involved in their trade deadline acquisition of former all-star Ross Stripling.

Williams, a six-foot-six right-hander, pitched 16 innings in rookie league with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays last year, striking out 19 and allowing just two earned runs.

Stripling, meanwhile, has a 3-1 record with 27 strikeouts, 11 walks and a 5.61 ERA across seven starts for the Dodgers this season. The six-foot-three, 220-pound righty has a career 3.68 ERA across five seasons with Los Angeles.

“Stripling has been a guy who’s very reliable, really good weapons, incredible secondary options and he’s throwing hard this year,” said Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins on Monday.

The team also announced outfielder Alberto Rodriguez is the player who will be going to the Seattle Mariners in the trade for starting pitcher Taijuan Walker.

The 19-year-old Rodriguez hit .301/.364/.422 with two home runs and 13 steals in 47 games last season with Toronto’s Gulf Coast League affiliate.

With files from The Canadian Press

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