According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the San Francisco Giants have signed free agent starting pitcher Ross Stripling to a two-year, $25 million contract.
Right-hander Ross Stripling and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a two-year, $25 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2022
Stripling, 33, was excellent for Toronto in '22 with a 3.01 ERA and 3.11 FIP.
The deal includes an opt-out after the 2023 season.
Stripling spent 2022 with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he enjoyed the best season of his career, compiling a 10-4 record with a 3.01 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 111:20 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 134.1 innings (32 appearances, 24 starts).
The 33-year-old was expected to head back to Toronto before the Jays signed fellow starter Chris Bassitt to a three-year, $63 million deal on Monday.
In San Francisco, Stripling will have a prime opportunity to replicate last year’s performance in the pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park. Stripling’s signing is the latest move by a Giants team that recently agreed to a three-year, $43.5 million contract with former Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger on December 6.
Flushed with cap space, San Francisco’s next order of business will likely be landing a capable shortstop.
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