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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher | #6

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / TOR
Contract: view contract details
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons acknowledged Tuesday that Marcus Stroman (blister) likely won't pitch again this year.
Stroman got lit up for four runs over 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays back on September 3 and he hasn't pitched since due to a blister on his right middle finger that first popped up back in early August. If he's done, the 27-year-old finishes with a 5.54 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 77/36 K/BB ratio in 19 starts covering 102 1/3 innings. Sep 11 - 5:23 PM

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Marcus Stroman (blister) will not start against the Indians.

The Blue Jays haven't determined who will start in Stroman's place, but it would make sense for Thomas Pannone to return to the rotation to make the start. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that they're unsure if Stroman will start again in 2018, as the blister is reportedly giving him considerable trouble. Don't be surprised if we don't see the right-hander back on the mound again until 2019.
Sep 5 - 4:44 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after Marcus Stroman's start Monday versus the Rays that the righty's blister is "clearly affecting him."

Stroman lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, allowing four runs on six hits and a hit by pitch. The right-hander said that he would prefer to pitch through the ailment, but Gibbons indicated that he would recommend a more cautious approach. Stroman will be re-evaluated Tuesday and we could know more then about his status for the rest of the season.
Sep 3 - 10:13 PM

Marcus Stroman was lit up for four runs over 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Monday.

Stroman surrendered six hits, including a two-run double to Matt Duffy in the second inning. He was lifted with two outs in the frame after drilling Tommy Pham with a 92-mph heater. He recorded one strikeout and did not walk a batter in his shortest outing of the year. The 27-year-old righty posted an ugly 5.57 ERA across four starts in August and also missed two weeks with a blister issue. Stroman is 4-9 with a 5.54 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 77/36 K/BB ratio in 19 starts. He’ll face the Indians at home in his next start on Saturday.
Sep 3 - 10:02 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Marcus Stroman from the 10-day disabled list.

Stroman will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation on Monday against the Rays after missing the last two and a half weeks with a blister on his right middle finger. Manager John Gibbons noted that while Stroman's blister is healed and he feels fine, a recurrence is possible so they'll keep a close eye on him.
Sep 3 - 4:32 PM

Marcus Stroman (blister) played catch late last week and will continue a throwing progression this week.

Stroman has been sidelined for the last week and a half with a blister on his right middle finger. He should be ready to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation not long after rosters expand.
Aug 27 - 5:24 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Marcus Stroman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 18, with a blister on his right middle finger.

The blister has bothered Stroman for at least a couple starts and he really struggled in his last outing Friday against the Yankees. Hopefully it will heal quickly and the right-hander can return when his 10 days are up. Thomas Pannone will take Stroman's spot in the Jays' rotation.
Aug 19 - 10:28 AM

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Blue Jays manager John Gibbons "all but confirmed" that Marcus Stroman (blister) will head to the disabled list.

Gibbons mentioned that it was possible that Stroman would head to the disabled list because of the blister on Friday, and it certainly appears that will be the case. Thomas Pannone will start in Stroman's place on Wednesday against the Orioles. The 27-year-old has struggled in 2018 with a 5.27 ERA and 1.440 WHIP over 100 2/3 innings, although the advanced statistics say that Stroman has pitched better than those numbers suggest.
Aug 18 - 11:48 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Marcus Stroman dealt with a blister in Friday's start against the Yankees and could require a stint on the disabled list.

The blister has lingered for a while and might require some extended rest at this point. Stroman gave up five runs on six hits (including a two-run homer to Neil Walker) over four innings in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Aug 17 - 11:25 PM

Marcus Stroman worked five innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Blue Jays' 2-1 win over the Rays.

Stroman was lifted at just 76 pitches, perhaps due to that lingering blister on his right middle finger. He was efficient and effective while he was on the bump, scattering five hits and a walk over his five frames while striking out two a no-decision. The 27-year-old right-hander lowered his season ERA from 5.20 to 5.03.
Aug 12 - 3:47 PM

Marcus Stroman (finger) was cleared to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Rays.

A blister on his right middle finger forced him to leave his start Tuesday against the Red Sox, but he won't have to miss a turn, Jays manager John Gibbons said Saturday. The blister issue is one he's dealt with all season, though, so there still exists some risk he'll have to cut this start short as well, and that it could affect future turns. Stroman has a 5.20 ERA through 16 starts overall.
Aug 11 - 6:07 PM

Marcus Stroman (finger) said he doesn't expect to miss his next turn in the Blue Jays' rotation.

Stroman was pulled from his start Tuesday night against the Red Sox after a blister opened up on his right middle finger while he threw warmup pitches before the top of the eighth inning. He wound up allowing just one unearned run on two hits and three walks over seven innings against the best offense in baseball and told reporters after the game that he's confident he can manage the blister.
Aug 7 - 11:05 PM

Marcus Stroman was pulled from Tuesday's start against the Red Sox due to a right middle finger blister.

Stroman warmed up before the eighth inning but was checked by the trainer and eventually lifted. He was charged with just one unearned run over his seven frames before being pulled. Stroman walked three, which was just the second time in his last 12 starts that he’s issued that many free passes. However, the Red Sox managed just two hits on the night against the right-hander. Unfortunately for Stroman, reliever Ryan Tepera melted down and cost the starter a win. Stroman is slated to face the Rays at home on Sunday if his finger allows him, but we’ll have to check on his status later this week.
Aug 7 - 9:51 PM

Marcus Stroman was roughed up for seven runs across five-plus innings of work Wednesday in Oakland.

Stroman walked just one batter and struck out six, but he yielded a season-high 11 hits. The right-hander had entered this start on a nice little roll, but obviously he took a step backward against the red-hot A's. Things aren't going to get easier, as he's slated to face the Red Sox at Rogers Centre in his next outing.
Aug 1 - 6:59 PM

Marcus Stroman yielded two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 10-5 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

Working with the benefit of a big lead, Stroman held the White Sox to just one run over the first six innings before running out of gas in the seventh, right around where he hit 100 pitches. After retiring the first two batters, he gave up a triple to Nicky Delmonico and a run-scoring ground rule double to Adam Engel. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons brought the hook from there, but it was still a fine outing from Stroman, who fanned three batters while walking just one. You wouldn’t know it by his 5.20 ERA for the year, but Stroman actually has a 2.98 ERA in seven starts since returning from the disabled list.
Jul 28 - 12:43 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Danny Jansen
3Luke Maile
4Reese McGuire
1B1Justin Smoak
2Rowdy Tellez
2B1Devon Travis
2Aledmys Diaz
SS1Lourdes Gurriel
2Richard Urena
3Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brandon Drury
LF1Teoscar Hernandez
2Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Anthony Alford
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Billy McKinney
3Jonathan Davis
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3Aaron Sanchez
4Sam Gaviglio
5Ryan Borucki
6Thomas Pannone
7Sean Reid-Foley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Ryan Tepera
3Tyler Clippard
4Rhiner Cruz
5Danny Barnes
6Joe Biagini
7Tim Mayza
8Mark Leiter
9Jose Fernandez
10Taylor Guerrieri
11Jake Petricka
12David Paulino