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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 13 - 5:09 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays and Marco Estrada have completed a two-year contract.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported earlier Friday that the deal was expected to be for around $26 million. So, Estrada will make less on an annual basis than he would have had he accepted the $15.8 million qualifying offer, but he'll receive another guaranteed year. The right-hander was surprisingly good this season, posting a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 131/55 K/BB ratio over the course of 181 innings.
Nov 13 - 4:42 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that, if finalized, Marco Estrada's new contract with the Blue Jays will be for two years and about $26 million.

It was Sherman who reported Thursday that the two sides were nearing a two-year pact in the $24-29 million range. Estrada made $3.9 million in 2015 and went on to have a surprisingly good season, putting up a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 131/55 K/BB ratio over the course of 181 innings.
Nov 13 - 10:12 AM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Blue Jays and Marco Estrada are nearing a two-year deal.

The deal would be in the $24-29 million range, Sherman said, noting that nothing is imminent but there is "lots of buzz" the sides are nearing an agreement. That would be a nice payday for Estrada, who made $3.9 million in 2015. If a deal is close, Estrada could accept his $15.8 million qualifying offer ahead of Friday's deadline to ensure he won't miss out before inking the extension with the club.
Nov 12 - 9:59 PM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays and Marco Estrada are discussing a multi-year extension.

Estrada has until Friday to decide whether to take the $15.8 million qualifying offer extended by the Blue Jays, but it's possible that pitcher and team will come to an extension prior to that point. Interim general manager Tony LaCava has already indicated that the team's interested in keep the 32-year-old right-hander in the fold. He held a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 131/55 K/BB ratio over the course of 181 regular season innings.
Nov 11 - 9:56 PM

Blue Jays extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to RHP Marco Estrada.

This is one of the cases that was up in the air a bit, but ultimately the Jays obviously decided it was in their best interest to extend the offer. Estrada put up a 3.13 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across 181 innings this season and shouldn't have trouble netting a multi-year contract this winter. Thus, he seems likely to decline the qualifying offer even if he might not be in line for an AAV of $15.8 million.
Nov 6 - 12:24 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that there is mutual interest between the club and impending free agent starter Marco Estrada.

"We're going to do everything we can to have him back here," Anthopoulos told reporters at his season-wrapping press conference Monday morning in Toronto. Estrada was tremendous in the 2015 playoffs, especially in Game 5 of the ALCS, and he registered a 3.13 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across 181 innings during the regular season. The 32-year-old right-hander should do quite well for himself this winter.
Oct 26 - 10:47 AM

Marco Estrada came up huge in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday, firing 7 2/3 innings of one-run, three-hit baseball to help lead the Blue Jays to a 7-1 win over the Royals.

Had the Blue Jays lost, they would have been eliminated from postseason play. Estrada made sure that didn't happen. The 32-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked one in the clutch performance. Only a solo home run in the eighth inning by Salvador Perez put any sort of real blemish on his pitching line. Elimination averted for the time being. David Price stands as the Jays' probable starter for Game 6.
Oct 21 - 7:10 PM

Marco Estrada will start Game 5 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday.

In a rematch from Game 1, Edinson Volquez will start for the Royals. Estrada is coming off a loss where he allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings and struck out six.
Oct 20 - 1:57 PM

Marco Estrada was tagged with a loss in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, giving up three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Royals.

Estrada fanned six and didn't walk a batter in the contest. He ran into trouble in the third inning, where Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar each doubled to plate the game's first run, then Escobar scored on an RBI single by Lorenzo Cain. Salvador Perez clubbed a solo homer the following inning to complete the damage. Estrada was terrific during the regular season, and his clutch performance in Game 3 of the ALDS kept their season alive, he was simply out-dueled by Edinson Volquez in this one. He's likely to get the ball in Game 5 of the series if it proves to be necessary.
Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

The Blue Jays will start Marco Estrada in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.

It's an interesting choice. David Price will start Game 2 and will be followed by Marcus Stroman and R.A. Dickey. Estrada posted a 3.13 ERA during the regular season and allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rangers.
Oct 15 - 5:17 PM

Marco Estrada pitched an outstanding ballgame in a do-or-die situation on Sunday night, limiting the Rangers to one run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings to win Game 3 of the ALDS and extend the Blue Jays' season.

The right-hander punched out four on the night and didn't walk a batter. He carried a shutout into the seventh inning where a pair of singles chased him from the game and the Jays' bullpen allowed one of those runs to score. Estrada was a tremendous surprise for the Blue Jays this season and one of the driving forces behind their division title. He certainly proved his worth again on Sunday night when they needed him the most. R.A. Dickey is set to take the hill on Monday as they attempt to stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 5.
Oct 11 - 11:20 PM

Marco Estrada pitched well in earning a Saturday no-decision against the Rays, surrendering two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Estrada struck out nine without walking a batter on the evening. Both runs on his line came courtesy of solo home runs, with John Jaso jacking one in the first inning and Asdrubal Cabrera cracking another in the seventh. The 32-year-old right-hander pitched to a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 131/55 K/BB ratio over 181 innings during the 2015 campaign. The postseason now awaits.
Oct 3 - 9:17 PM

Marco Estrada pitched well in a no-decision, allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays took down the Orioles on Monday.

Estrada made a mistake in the second inning, serving up a three-run home run to Ryan Flaherty, but that would be all of the damage the Orioles could do. He gave up four hits and a walk overall while striking out two. The right-hander stands with a 3.15 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 122/55 K/BB ratio over 174 1/3 innings. Estrada will make his final regular season start in Tampa against the Rays.
Sep 28 - 9:49 PM

Marco Estrada pitched well in a no-decision, yielding two runs in 6 2/3 innings, but the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Estrada gave up both runs in the opening frame on a Brian McCann RBI single and a Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly. He allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out three in the effort. The underrated hurler has a 3.13 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 120/54 K/BB ratio over 167 innings. Estrada will open up the Jays' final road trip, starting in Baltimore against the Orioles.
Sep 22 - 10:58 PM

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