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Marco Estrada | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Estrada gave up three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision as the Blue Jays lost in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Estrada fell behind in the third inning when Jose Abreu brought in two runs with a double. The third run came in the sixth on a J.B. Shuck single. He allowed eight hits in total while walking none and striking out two. Estrada has been mediocre since moving into the rotation in early May, sporting a 5.02 ERA and a 22/9 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings as a starter. He'll look for better results in his next start, which comes on the road against the Nationals. May 27 - 4:24 PM

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Marco Estrada was charged with four runs in seven innings in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

It was his longest outing of the season. Estrada gave up a solo shot to Nelson Cruz, but the big blow was a three-run inning in the fourth. He walked three and struck out five in the loss and now owns a 3.90 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings over four starts and six relief appearances this season. He lines up for a start against the
May 22 - 10:15 PM

Marco Estrada struck out eight and allowed two runs in five innings during Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Estrada allowed just three hits, one of which left the ballpark, as Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to account for both runs on Estrada's line. In addition to the eight strikeouts, Estrada also walked four, which explains why he had already thrown 99 pitches through five innings. Pitching in place of the demoted Daniel Norris, Estrada holds a 3.55 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 26/11 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. In the right match-up, he makes for a decent streaming option. He takes on the Angels at home in his next start.
May 16 - 10:21 PM

Marco Estrada yielded three runs in five innings, taking the loss on Monday against the Orioles.

The Orioles jumped on Estrada early, as Manny Machado hit a solo home run and Chris Davis blasted a two-run shot in the first inning. Estrada settled down from there, though, blanking the O's over his final four innings. He gave up five hits in total while walking two and striking out four. Filling in for the injured Daniel Norris, Estrada has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and an 18/7 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. The next time he takes the mound, he'll be in Houston to face the Astros.
May 11 - 10:02 PM

Marco Estrada, making his first start of the season, was hit around by the Yankees in a loss on Tuesday as he allowed five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Estrada had been used out of the bullpen but moved into the starting rotation when Daniel Norris went down with an injury. The right-hander allowed eight hits -- including a two-run home run to Mark Teixeira -- while striking out three and allowing no walks. Estrada isn't a bad streaming option. He doesn't carry a platoon split but he does have a propensity to allow home runs, so choose your match-ups wisely. He'll face the Orioles in Baltimore next.
May 5 - 10:34 PM

Marco Estrada will take Daniel Norris' spot in the Blue Jays' rotation.

Norris was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Estrada has been great out of the bullpen with the Jays with a 0.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts over 10 2/3 innings. He's not a bad option as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but his proclivity to the home run ball isn't an ideal fit at Rogers Centre.
May 1 - 3:31 PM

Marco Estrada was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Sunday due to a tweaked ankle.

It doesn't appear to be terribly serious -- instead of Sunday, Estrada is now scheduled to pitch Tuesday or Wednesday. Robert Osuna started for the Jays in place of Estrada Sunday.
Mar 22 - 9:28 AM

Marco Estrada pitched three scoreless innings Sunday in his start against the Braves.

That's a lot better than last time out, when he gave up seven runs in two-thirds of an inning. Even with Marcos Stroman down, it appears the Jays would prefer to have Estrada open up in middle relief. Still, that will hinge on the performances of Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris.
Mar 15 - 5:13 PM

Marco Estrada gave up seven runs on seven hits in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Rays.

That's just not very good. The Jays' plan seemed to be for Estrada to open the year in middle relief, but he's more likely to be needed as a starter now with Marcos Stroman done for the year. The home run hitters of the AL East are probably licking their chops.
Mar 12 - 5:51 PM

Marco Estrada worked hitless third and fourth innings against the Phillies on Saturday.

The Blue Jays would prefer to go into the season with Estrada in the pen, but they're keeping their options open. Estrada's role hinges less on his own performance than it does that of youngsters Alex Sanchez and Daniel Norris.
Mar 7 - 3:56 PM

Blue Jays and RHP Marco Estrada avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.

It was Estrada's final year of arbitration eligibility. He holds a 3.97 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 388/102 K/BB ratio over 417 innings over the past three seasons and is likely to be a swingman in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:17 PM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Marco Estrada from the Brewers for 1B/DH Adam Lind.

Estrada is a nice addition to the Blue Jays pitching staff with his ability to both start and pitch in relief. The 31-year-old right-hander registered a 3.97 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 388/102 K/BB ratio over 417 innings over the past three seasons with the Brewers. His propensity to serve up the long ball though won't play well in his new home ballpark.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:25:00 PM

According to Andrew Walker of, the Blue Jays will receive Marco Estrada from the Brewers in exchange for Adam Lind.

It's a nice return for the pitching-starved Blue Jays. While he had a disappointing 2014 season, perhaps a change of scenery will be just what Estrada needs to get back on track. The 31-year-old owns a 3.97 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 388/102 K/BB ratio over 417 innings over the past three seasons.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Marco Estrada has been moved to the Brewers' bullpen.

Estrada got off to a nice start this season, but he's been unable to shake his home run issues, serving up 27 over 18 starts. Jimmy Nelson will replace Estrada in the Brew Crew's rotation starting this weekend against the Cardinals.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:37:00 PM

Marco Estrada gave up three runs over five innings Monday in a loss to the Phillies.

Estrada was coming off back-to-back quality starts against the Nationals and Blue Jays, but even his good outings weren't that impressive. He's completed seven innings just once all year, he hasn't had any starts in which he's allowed no runs and he's given up eight more homers than anyone else in baseball. Improvement remains possible, but it's surprising the Brewers have been this patient with him with Jimmy Nelson waiting in the wings.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:49:00 AM

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2B1Devon Travis
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3B1Josh Donaldson
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DH1Justin Smoak
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S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
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