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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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Marco Estrada got beat around for six runs in five innings and was charged with a loss against the Angels on Wednesday.
He gave up 10 hits, including a pair of first-inning home runs. He struck out four and issued three free passes. It was a rare clunker in what has been a solid season for the former Brewer. His record falls to 7-6 with a 3.47 ERA. He lines up against the Orioles on Monday in the first of two starts next week. Aug 24 - 11:28 PM

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Marco Estrada allowed five runs over just five innings but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 12-6 victory over the Yankees.

It was Estrada's shortest outing of the season, as he served up three home runs on the night and was chased after throwing just 59 pitches. However, the Blue Jays rallied against the Yankees' bullpen to get him off the hook. The veteran right-hander will try for better results next week in a nice two-start slate versus the Angels and Twins.
Aug 17 - 12:02 AM

Marco Estrada didn't have his best stuff Tuesday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and four walks over five frames in a loss to the Rays.

Estrada did strike out six, but he needed a whopping 113 pitches to get through his five frames. While not a great outing, Estrada did manage to extend his streak of not giving up more than three earned runs to 13 starts. He'll face the Yankees and Indians next week.
Aug 9 - 10:40 PM

Marco Estrada limited the Astros to one run in seven innings and struck out seven Wednesday in earning a win.

Estrada, who had been troubled by a back issue before going on the DL last month, was able to finish seven innings for the first time in eight starts. He's gone three straight starts without allowing a homer. To think this is the same guy who gave up 29 in just 150 2/3 innings in the National League in 2014.
Aug 3 - 11:47 PM

Marco Estrada earned his sixth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings against the Orioles.

Estrada racked up six strikeouts on the night while issuing a pair of walks. The O's got to him early, with a two-run double from Mark Trumbo in the first inning, but the right-hander was able to settle in nicely afterwards. He has been tremendous for the Jays this season, registering a 3.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 108/42 K/BB ratio across 116 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Astros his next time out in Houston on Wednesday.
Jul 29 - 10:20 PM

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

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

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