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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Estrada allowed three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cubs.
Estrada gave up all three of those runs on a bases-clearing double by Albert Almora Jr. in the bottom of the third inning. Toronto would mount a comeback but eventually fell in extras. Estrada stands 5-8 on the season with a 5.07 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 147/61 K/BB ratio in 26 starts covering 145 2/3 innings. He'll face the Twins at home next. Aug 20 - 6:20 PM

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Robert Murray of was told by a Blue Jays source that the club is "open" to a contract extension for Marco Estrada.

A new deal might not happen until the offseason, but it sounds like Estrada remaining in Toronto is a pretty decent possibility. The righty was claimed on revocable waivers by the Yankees, according to Murray, but the move was made to block another team from getting him and that deadline has passed, so Estrada is staying put. It's been an up-and-down season for the 34-year-old, as he holds a 5.09 ERA but has also struck out over a batter per inning.
Aug 20 - 1:12 PM

Marco Estrada was lit up for six runs on 10 hits and four walks over just 4 1/3 frames in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Estrada had been on a roll coming into this one, but the Rays have really given him trouble the last two seasons and they did again Tuesday. Since the beginning of 2016, Estrada now holds an 8.49 ERA across seven starts against Tampa Bay. He’ll try to get back on track Sunday versus the Cubs on the road.
Aug 15 - 10:39 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears the Blue Jays have "little interest" in trading Marco Estrada.

Estrada has been claimed off revocable waivers by an unknown team, but the Jays can simply pull him back and keep him for the stretch run. The 34-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.08 ERA over his last four starts, but he's still sporting a rough 4.85 ERA for the season. Estrada is earning a $14.5 million salary in the final year of a two-year, $26 million deal.
Aug 15 - 3:58 PM

According to Jon Morosi of, Marco Estrada was claimed off revocable waivers by an unknown team.

This doesn't mean that he's on the move just yet, but the unknown team now has a chance to work out a trade with Toronto. The Blue Jays have the ability to pull him back, but they wouldn't be able to talk trade again this month. Estrada has had an off year on the whole, but he has been much better in recent outings. The 34-year-old is due to be a free agent this offseason.
Aug 15 - 3:36 PM

Marco Estrada held the Yankees scoreless over seven innings in the Blue Jays' 4-0 victory Thursday.

Estrada pitched around three doubles spread across his seven innings of work, giving up just two more hits and walking three while striking out six overall. Amazingly, the win was his first since May 27, improving him to 5-7 on the year. His 4.85 ERA and 1.40 WHIP suggest he deserves some of that bad fortune, but he's pitched better of late, allowing four runs over his last three outings combined. The 34-year-old will look to make it two in a row Tuesday when he takes on the Rays.
Aug 11 - 12:23 AM

Marco Estrada struck out seven while allowing three runs over seven innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Astros.

Estrada and Astros starter Charlie Morton put up near-identical lines on the night, leaving both without a say in the decision. Estrada gave up five hits and walked two to go with his seven strikeouts. He's pitched better in recent starts but still has nothing to show for it, having still not won a decision since May 27. The 34-year-old is 4-7 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 134/53 K/BB ratio in 23 starts this year. He'll look to the National League next in search of some better luck, taking the Pirates on Friday.
Aug 6 - 1:25 AM

Marco Estrada allowed just one run over seven innings Monday in a no-decision versus the White Sox.

Estrada left with a five-run lead, only to see the pen give it up. It was still a second straight encouraging outing for him after a very rough spell. He'll be an August trade candidate if contenders think he could help at the back of a rotation.
Aug 1 - 12:54 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Royals are in talks with the Blue Jays to acquire another starting pitcher.

Nightengale suggests that it could be Marco Estrada or J.A. Happ, and Chris Cotillo of SB Nation says Kansas City has been talking about Estrada "for weeks." Estrada, a 34-year-old impending free agent, owns a rough 5.43 ERA in 114 1/3 innings this season with Toronto. Happ, who's under contract through 2019, holds a 4.15 ERA in 78 frames.
Jul 31 - 2:25 PM

Marco Estrada allowed two runs on three hits across five innings against the Athletics on Wednesday.

He made one bad pitch in the ballgame and it resulted in a two-run bomb by Marcus Semien. It looked like those runs would cost Estrada a loss but he was bailed out when his teammates erupted for three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Estrada struck out four and walked four in the outing. His record holds at 4-7 with a 5.43 ERA. He has endured a brutal stretch over the past six weeks, today's outing might mark a return toward his early-season form.
Jul 26 - 10:41 PM

Marco Estrada struggled in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday, surrendering five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.

The right-hander walked three and punched out three on the evening. Most of the damage against him was inflicted by Edwin Encarnacion who hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run double during a four-run uprising in the fifth. Estrada has been terrible over the last six weeks, watching his ERA fall from 3.12 at the start of June to 5.52 after Friday's start. He'll try to turn things around on Wednesday against the Athletics.
Jul 21 - 10:46 PM

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Monday that there's "no chance" Marco Estrada will be removed from the rotation.

Estrada entered June with a 3.12 ERA, but he's put up an ugly 9.50 ERA over his last eight starts to push his overall mark on the season to 5.33. Still, the Jays believe he'll right the ship, with Walker noting that Estrada has a mechanical issue he's been working on. "He’s been a workhorse for us the last two-plus years and this team knows what he can do," Walker said. "We expect him to come through this and finish very strong."
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 18 - 11:33 AM

Marco Estrada allowed four earned runs over 3 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Tigers.

Detroit didn't grab the lead for good until the bottom of the 11th inning, so Estrada escaped yet another loss. The veteran right-hander hasn't earned a win since May and he's allowed 38 earned runs over his last 36 innings.
Jul 16 - 5:55 PM

Marco Estrada was lit up for six runs over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Yankees.

Estrada walked four batters and gave up five hits, including homers to Aaron Judge and Ji-Man Choi. The veteran right-hander now has a 9.46 ERA and 2.13 WHIP over his last seven starts. He'll try to use the All-Star break to get back on track.
Jul 5 - 4:43 PM

Marco Estrada had major issues with his control while allowing two runs over 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox.

Estrada gave up just two hits, but he walked a career-high seven batters while throwing just 46 out of 94 pitches for strikes. He was pulled after giving up a two-run double to Dustin Pedroia in the fifth. Estrada has been out of whack all month and now owns a 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the year. He’ll hope to turn things around in July.
Jul 1 - 12:33 AM

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