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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
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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

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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 Sportsnet.ca, 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

Marco Estrada limited the Nationals to two runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a Brewers victory.

It was an important bounceback outing for Estrada, who entered the start with a 5.22 ERA. He walked four Nationals hitters but gave up only two hits and did not surrender a homer for the first time since April 15. Estrada will try to keep it going next week in Toronto.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Marco Estrada gave up seven runs over five and a third innings against the Brewers on Friday.

It tells you something about opposing starter Christian Bergman that Estrada ended up with the victory. Estrada allowed ten hits. The Rockies did all of their damage against him in the first two innings. Justin Morneau had already knocked in five runs by the time the second inning had ended. Milwaukee's offense was up to the task, though. Despite the "victory," Estrada's starting job should very much be considered shaky, at best, given that his ERA has now climbed over 5.00.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Marco Estrada allowed five runs -- including three home runs -- over five innings in a loss to the Reds on Sunday.

The right-hander gave up eight hits in total, striking out three. He's now served up 23 home runs in 14 starts, one of the reasons the Brewers recently considered taking him out of the rotation. He's got a 4.82 ERA after Sunday's outing, and with his job anything but safe, there's no guarantee he takes his next turn in the rotation.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that Marco Estrada will remain in the team's rotation.

Roenicke suggested after Estrada struggled again Tuesday that his spot might be up for grabs, but he's now given the righty a vote of confidence. "We still have confidence that he can turn this thing around and get out of it," said Roenicke. "When I say that, turn this thing around, he's not that bad. Yes, he's given up some home runs, but he's not pitching terrible."
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 09:23:00 AM

When asked after Tuesday's game how secure Marco Estrada's spot in the rotation is, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, "I don’t know. We’ll have to talk about it."

Estrada was rocked for six runs in six innings of work in a loss to the Mets, pushing his ERA up to 4.56. He's allowed a whopping 20 homers this season and holds a 5.66 ERA since the beginning of May. Jimmy Nelson and Mike Fiers would be obvious candidate to potentially take Estrada's spot in the rotation.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Marco Estrada fell to 5-3, allowing six runs in six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

All the damage was done on two home runs: a two-run shot by Daniel Murphy in the third inning, and a grand slam by Taylor Teagarden in the sixth inning. Estrada has now given up an MLB-leading 20 home runs on the season. Overall, he allowed four hits, walked four, and struck out five. He'll take a disappointing 4.56 ERA and a 71/27 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Reds at home.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Miguel Castro
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Marco Estrada
8Colt Hynes