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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Making his return from the disabled list, Marco Estrada took the loss Friday after giving up two runs in six innings against the Mariners.
Estrada struck out three and walked one. The difference in the ballgame was an RBI double by Seth Smith in the fifth inning. While he took the loss, it was a solid effort in his return from a back injury. This was the first time since May 30 that he didn’t give up a home run. He’ll bring a 2.94 ERA into a start against the Padres next week. Jul 22 - 10:36 PM

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Blue Jays activated RHP Marco Estrada from the 15-day disabled list.

Estrada will rejoin the Jays' rotation on Friday against the Mariners after missing a couple weeks of action with a back issue. The right-hander boasts a 2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 99/39 K/BB ratio over 104 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 22 - 3:24 PM

Marco Estrada (back) expects to return to the Blue Jays' rotation Friday against the Mariners.

Estrada threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday and declared himself ready. If he gets the official go-ahead, the veteran right-hander will wind up having missed just one turn in the Blue Jays' rotation because of the All-Star break. He had a sparkling 2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 99/39 K/BB ratio over his first 104 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 19 - 7:06 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Marco Estrada on the 15-day disabled list with back discomfort.

The Jays are hopeful Estrada will be ready for their first post-All-Star break homestand. They were initially hoping that he would be able to pitch through this injury, but even with a cortisone shot on Tuesday the veteran right-hander is not yet ready to toe the rubber. Drew Hutchison will start in his place against the Tigers on Thursday.
Jul 6 - 7:23 PM

Marco Estrada (back) will not return to the rotation until the Blue Jays' first homestand following the All-Star break.

Estrada received a cortisone injection in his back earlier this week. That helped alleviate some of his discomfort, but the Blue Jays aren't taking any chances here. Drew Hutchison will start in his place against the Tigers on Thursday. The tentative plan is for Estrada to return to the rotation during the team's first post-All-Star break homestand. They open their second-half schedule with five games on the road.
Jul 6 - 4:38 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Tuesday that Marco Estrada (back) is feeling better after his cortisone injection, but will likely have his start pushed back until Friday.

Drew Hutchison is expected to start in his place on Thursday. The good news, is that Estrada looks like he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list and may not even miss a start due to his ailment. He owns a terrific 2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 99/39 K/BB ratio across 104 1/3 innings on the season.
Jul 5 - 4:12 PM

The Blue Jays expect Marco Estrada (back) to make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Tigers.

Estrada has dealt with a lingering back injury, but an MRI didn't show anything alarming. He received a cortisone shot and the hope is that he won't have to miss any time.
Jul 4 - 4:33 PM

Marco Estrada will undergo an MRI on his back Sunday.

Estrada has battled a back issue off and on and it really gave him trouble during Saturday's start. It seems likely that he'll miss at least one start and it's possible he could wind up on the disabled list, but we'll just have to wait and see what the MRI says.
Jul 3 - 11:08 AM

Marco Estrada said he might not be available for his next start after pitching through back pain Saturday against the Indians.

"I don't know if I can do this again. If it hurts as much as it did today, I'm probably going to have to watch the next game," said Estrada. "I'm surprised I was even able to get through five [innings] but I'm glad I did." Estrada said his ailing back got worse after his last start Monday against Colorado. It looks like he could be headed for an MRI and possibly a stint on the disabled list. The Blue Jays were prepared to option Drew Hutchison to Triple-A Buffalo after Saturday's game but the team will keep him around until they know more on Estrada's status.
Jul 2 - 6:36 PM

Marco Estrada delivered a decent effort in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday, surrendering three runs on five hits over his five innings of work.

The right-hander, who has battled through back issues in recent weeks, racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. He left with his team up 5-3 and in line for his sixth victory of the season, but the Blue Jays bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll carry a tremendous 2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 99/39 K/BB ratio across 104 1/3 innings. Estrada will do battle against the Tigers his next time out at home on Thursday.
Jul 2 - 4:29 PM

Marco Estrada logged a quality start in losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing three runs on two hits over six innings.

Estrada racked up eight strikeouts on the night while walking three. The big blow against him in this one came on a two-run blast off the bat of Yasmany Tomas in the fourth inning. While he's only 5-3 on the year, Estrada has been outstanding for the Blue Jays and for fantasy owners, registering a 2.70 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. He draws a difficult assignment his next time out, taking on the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday.
Jun 21 - 10:55 PM

Marco Estrada was pulled at 88 pitches Tuesday because his back began flaring up.

Estrada tweaked a muscle in his back while swinging a bat in his last start Wednesday versus the Phillies, but he told reporters late Tuesday that it's no big deal. The right-hander allowed three earned runs over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday evening, though he did strike out eight. He expects to take his next turn.
Jun 21 - 10:21 PM

Marco Estrada gave up two run-producing hits to Cody Asche but otherwise emerged unscathed in a 7-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Estrada's charmed season rolls on. Now 5-2, he sports a fantastic 2.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. There are signs warning of impending regression, especially the 1.88 BABIP and 82 percent strand rate, but the results have remained steadily excellent. In prior seasons Estrada was homer prone, but this year he has kept the ball in the park and rewarded his owners handsomely for their modest investment. Next he gets the Diamondbacks at home on Tuesday.
Jun 15 - 10:57 PM

Marco Estrada turned in a quality start but just barely, allowing three runs in six innings while striking out eight batters and walking four in a no-decision on Friday versus the Orioles.

Estrada gave up only 4 base hits but two of them flew over the fence. He also walked four batters. Even after today's shaky start Estrada's 2.57 ERA remains fantastic. Combine that with his 3.13 ERA last year and he has been one of the better pitchers in baseball for a year and a half now. His 4.67 xFIP sounds a note of caution however. His unsustainable .191 BABIP and 82% strand rate also predict some unpleasant regression is on the horizon.
Jun 10 - 11:29 PM

Marco Estrada pitched admirably in Sunday's win over the Red Sox, allowing two runs on two hits over eight-plus innings.

Lovely work by Estrada, who actually had a shot at the complete game before manager John Gibbons pulled him following a lead-off double by Dustin Pedroia in the ninth. Pedroia would come around to score after he left the game, but the Jays held on for the win nonetheless. Estrada will carry a 2.41 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 63/29 K/BB ratio (74 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Orioles next time he takes the mound.
Jun 5 - 4:41 PM

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