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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 and RHP Marcus Stroman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.4 million contract.
The right-hander is eligible for arbitration for the second time. Stroman was limited to just 19 starts last season due to injury, posting a 5.54 ERA. Jan 11 - 2:58 PM

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According to Brian McTaggart of, the Astros could have interest in acquiring Blue Jays' right-hander Marcus Stroman.

The Astros are tasked with trying to fill out the back end of their rotation after losing Lance McCullers to injury as well as Charlie Morton and (presumably) Dallas Keuchel to free agency. The Blue Jays aren't actively shopping the right-hander, but his name has come up in several rumors throughout the offseason. The Braves, Padres, Brewers and Reds are among other clubs that have expressed interest in Stroman.
Jan 6 - 11:04 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Padres are discussing a trade for Blue Jays' right-hander Marcus Stroman.

Morosi notes that while none of the Padres' truly elite prospects would be included in a deal for Stroman, pitching prospects Michel Baez and Logan Allen have been mentioned as possibilities. Baez and Allen are ranked as the seventh and eighth best prospects in the Padres' system according to MLB Pipeline.
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 05:20:00 PM

The Reds are talking to the Blue Jays about Marcus Stroman and the Yankees about Sonny Gray, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Stroman would likely be more expensive to acquire, but with his groundball ability, he'd be a particularly good fit in Cincinnati. The Reds also haven't ruled out Corey Kluber, but he'd be quite a bit more difficult to land.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 03:17:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Blue Jays are not actively negotiating trade scenarios with any other teams regarding starting pitcher Marcus Stroman.

He mentions the Reds as one of the teams with interest in Stroman, whose performance slumped badly this year. He went 4-9 with a 5.54 ERA in 19 starts and struck out only 77 batters in 102 1/3 innings. He missed two months of the season with shoulder fatigue and a finger blister led to another disabled list stint in August. On the plus side he had a 3.84 xFIP and his 62.1% groundball rate was the highest in the majors -- which would be an attractive attribute for a team like the Reds who play in a homer-happy ballpark. One year prior in 2017 he went 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA in 33 starts. If his injuries are behind him he could be a strong bounceback candidate in the upcoming season.
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 11:10:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 05:23:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 5, 2018 04:44:00 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.
Mon, Sep 3, 2018 10:13:00 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.
Mon, Sep 3, 2018 10:02:00 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.
Mon, Sep 3, 2018 04:32:00 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.
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 05:24:00 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.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 10:28:00 AM

Gregor Chisholm of 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.
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 11:48:00 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.
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 11:25:00 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.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 03:47:00 PM

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1B1Justin Smoak
2Rowdy Tellez
2B1Devon Travis
2Eric Sogard
SS1Lourdes Gurriel
2Richard Urena
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brandon Drury
LF1Teoscar Hernandez
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CF1Kevin Pillar
2Anthony Alford
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Billy McKinney
3Jonathan Davis
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Aaron Sanchez
3Ryan Borucki
4Matt Shoemaker
5Sean Reid-Foley
6Thomas Pannone
7Sam Gaviglio
8Yennsy Diaz
9Trent Thornton
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Ryan Tepera
3Danny Barnes
4Joe Biagini
5Tim Mayza
6David Paulino
7Héctor Pérez
8Jacob Waguespack