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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
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Marco Estrada saw his impressive start marred in the seventh inning against the White Sox, as he ended up surrendering three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.
Estrada had tossed six brilliant innings before a pair of triples, one of which was given up by reliever Jesse Chavez, made his stat line end up looking rather pedestrian. The right-hander did catch some eyes when he was rubbing his pitching shoulder in the middle innings, though, so fantasy owners should monitor that for the upcoming week. His ERA rose to 2.92 on the year. He’ll get the Rangers next Tuesday, assuming everything goes smoothly over the weekend. Apr 27 - 11:31 PM

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Marco Estrada was effectively wild on Thursday, striking out nine while allowing six hits and four walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Estrada had a shaky start that appeared as though he may be chased early, but after three straight hits and a walk to start the game he settled down to strike out Mark Trumbo and induce a double play from Matt Wieters. That was the only run he would allow as he settled in and found his groove, with his nine strikeouts representing a season high. Estrada now owns a 2.55 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings of work. He'll square off with the White Sox on Tuesday.
Apr 21 - 11:24 PM

Marco Estrada was largely good save for a four-run third inning, pitching six innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit Estrada with a comebacker to start the frame, and three batters later Xander Bogaerts connected for a three-run homer. The Sox pushed across another run before Estrada could get out of the inning, and it was enough to stick the right-hander with the loss. He gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out three on the afternoon. He'll take a 2.77 ERA into Thursday's matchup with the Orioles.
Apr 16 - 7:07 PM

Marco Estrada turned in a strong start in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Red Sox, tossing seven innings of scoreless ball while striking out eight.

Fantastic work by Estrada, who scattered five hits over his seven innings of work. He walked a pair of batters during the outing. The start is made all the sweeter by the fact that Estrada was just activated off the disabled list. He was dealing with a sore back at the end of spring training. The veteran right-hander has posted ERA's under 4.00 in three of the last four campaigns. He next faces these same Red Sox at Fenway.
Apr 10 - 3:38 PM

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

Estrada will make his season debut on Sunday against the Red Sox after getting a late start to the year due to a sore back. It's not a particularly attractive matchup for fantasy purposes.
Apr 10 - 10:43 AM

Blue Jays placed RHP Marco Estrada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with back soreness.

With the backdated stint on the disabled list, Estrada will return on April 10 to make his season debut against the Red Sox in Sunday's series finale. The Jays will have the opportunity to carry an extra bullpen arm on the roster until Estrada is needed.
Apr 2 - 3:46 PM

Marco Estrada (back) will make his season debut on April 10 against the Red Sox.

Estrada has been slowed in camp by a sore back and will begin the season on the disabled list, but he'll still make it back for a start during the first week. He's been pitching in minor league games so that the Blue Jays can backdate a DL stint. Estrada put up a 3.13 ERA and 131/55 K/BB ratio over 181 innings for Toronto last season.
Mar 31 - 11:06 PM

Marco Estrada (back) threw two innings in a minor league game on Tuesday.

Estrada has been behind in camp due to a sore back, but it sounds like the ailment is a thing of the past. "Just getting the feel for my pitches has been the toughest thing now," Estrada added. "We’re not really too worried about my back." The right-hander's next appearance will come in a Grapefruit League game and he's expected to be ready to go for Opening Day.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 15 - 6:49 PM

Marco Estrada (back) will pitch in a game on Tuesday.

It's unclear at this point whether it will be a Grapefruit League game or minor league contest, but it's good news either way. Estrada has been slowed in camp by a sore back, but he threw a 35-pitch simulated game with no issues on Saturday and expects to be ready to go come Opening Day.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 13 - 12:47 PM

Marco Estrada (back) is scheduled to make a simulated appearance Saturday in Blue Jays camp.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut next week. Estrada came down with a bit of back discomfort in late February and the Blue Jays are bringing him along slowly, but the hope remains that he will be ready for his first turn in the regular-season rotation. The right-hander threw more than 200 innings between the regular season and playoffs last year.
Mar 10 - 1:47 PM

Marco Estrada (back) could make his first Grapefruit League start next week.

Estrada threw a side session on Wednesday and will advance to throwing live batting practice in the next few days. He's hoping to get four starts in before the regular season opens. The Blue Jays wanted to give Estrada a late start this spring after he totaled more than 200 innings between the playoffs and regular season last year.
Source: Sportsnet
Mar 9 - 2:58 PM

Marco Estrada (back) is expected to begin throwing off a mound in the next few days.

Estrada has yet to throw a bullpen session this spring due to some back tightness, but he's feeling better. Assuming no setbacks, it shouldn't take him long to get ready for game action. The 32-year-old is coming off an excellent season in which he posted a 3.13 ERA and 131/55 K/BB ratio over 181 innings.
Mar 1 - 10:18 AM

Marco Estrada (back) hasn't thrown a bullpen session this spring.

The Blue Jays were already planning to limit Estrada's workload this spring because of how many innings he pitched last season. Now he's dealing with some lower back tightness, though manager John Gibbons doesn't seem overly concerned. "It really hasn't hindered his plan at all, to be honest with you," he said. "He's not too far off." Estrada should open the season as Toronto's No. 2 starter.
Source: bluejays.com
Feb 27 - 6:07 PM

The Blue Jays will ease Marco Estrada into his workload this spring.

Estrada is battling some minor back stiffness, but the main reason for the Jays' caution with him is due to last season's workload, which wound up at a career-high 200 1/3 innings between the regular season and playoffs. "We’re going to ease him in slowly, his back’s been a little stiff," said manager John Gibbons. "But the plan coming down anyway, because he threw so many innings and through the playoffs, he was one guy we were going to back off a little bit."
Source: Sportsnet
Feb 23 - 6:12 PM

Blue Jays re-signed RHP Marco Estrada to a two-year, $26 million contract.

Estrada could have gotten more for 2016 by accepting the club's $15.8 million qualifying offer, but he'll receive another guaranteed year instead. The right-hander pitched very well for Toronto this past season, posting a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 131/55 K/BB ratio over the course of 181 innings.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini