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|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Out for season|
|vs Baltimore|| 10.0||0||1|| 4.50||1||2||7|
|vs LHB|| 68.0||0||0|| 3.31||0||19||58|
|vs RHB|| 62.2||0||0|| 4.02||0||9||53|
|12/27/2014||Marcus Stroman, SP TOR|
George Springer, RF HOU
|Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Manny Machado, 3B BAL
|12/26/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA||Marcus Stroman, SP TOR|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman had successful surgery on ACL
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/19/15) The Blue Jays announced that pitcher Marcus Stroman had successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Thursday.
Stroman, 23, will still miss the 2015 season while recovering from the injury. The right-hander pitched in two games during spring training prior to getting hurt.
Blue Jays still looking for lefty for bullpen
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) The Blue Jays are looking for another lefthander for their bullpen, as Marcus Stroman's season-ending injury has created a ripple effect throughout the pitching staff.
Stroman's vacancy in the starting rotation will be filled by Aaron Sanchez, who was expected to share closing duties with Brett Cecil.
That means Cecil can't help with relief in the middle innings, as was the original plan when he was slated as a co-closer. Manager John Gibbons told MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm that it would be "ideal" to find another southpaw to help with the mid-innings.
Jeff Francis , signed by the team during the offseason, is a candidate. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings with three teams last year.
"He's a different type pitcher now, but I could see a place on this team for him. ... He's going to come out and throw strikes, and that's so valuable coming out of the bullpen," Gibbons said. "You don't want to bring in guys trying to find the strike zone. He can be tough on lefties, but he can also get righties out. I think, too, coming out of the bullpen in that role, that can extend his career another four or five years. He's a great competitor."
Colt Hynes, who went 1-4 with a 3.67 for two Triple-A teams last year, is also a candidate for the spot.
Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman out for season with torn ACL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) The Blue Jays announced Tuesday that pitcher Marcus Stroman will miss the entire 2015 season after suffering a torn ACL.
Stroman suffered the knee injury during a bunt drill Tuesday, Sportsnet reports. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said that the pitcher was "crushed" by the diagnosis. Anthopoulos also indicated that the team is expected to fill the vacant rotation spot internally. Aaron Sanchez, Daniel Norris and Marco Estrada, who were battling for the final spot in the team's rotation, will likely have the chance to win two spots. It's possible Johan Santana could factor into the team's rotation plans once he's ready for regular-season action.
Stroman will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, MLB.com reports.
Blue Jays' Stroman hasn't allowed an earned run in two spring starts
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was on the hill for the second time this spring Monday against the Astros. He threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks.
Stroman hit one batter and struck out three. He has allowed one unearned run in 4 1/3 innings, while striking out four.
Monday marked the first time this spring Stroman worked with catcher Russell Martin in a game.
"I'm trying to get to learn him as much as possible and he's trying to learn me," Stroman said, per MLB.com. "It's not an easy process, I throw a pretty good amount of pitches, so getting on the same page is going to take a bit of time.
"It was pretty good for the first time, him catching me in a game. We were pretty much on the same page and just looking forward to developing that relationship and getting to the point where we're in sync with each other."
Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman developing sinker this spring
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is hoping to have a better spring this year after struggling in 2014, reports MLB.com.
"I struggled all last spring, I wanted to make the team so bad," Stroman said following his debut during the Blue Jays' 4-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. "I feel a lot different. I feel much more relaxed, I'm focused. I know what I have to do rather than doing everything in my power to go out there and try to make the team, doing more than I had to. So I'm relaxed, I'm motivated, I'm ready to go. I'm excited for this year."
Stroman heads into the 2015 campaign looking to add another pitch, a sinker.
"I've always wanted a sinker," Stroman said. "If you can have a sinker, all hitters say that's one of the hardest pitches to hit when it's located. So it was not that I needed another pitch to make an adjustment, it was more so that I saw it as a weapon I never had that I wanted to add to my arsenal."
Spring Observations: Carlos Rodon and other rotation candidates shine
Wednesday was a banner day for rotation hopefuls. Scott White highlights Carlos Rodon, Daniel Norris and several others.
2015 Draft Prep: 10-team, AL-only Roto mock
When it comes to drafting in a league-specific Rotisserie league, things get dicey in a hurry. Our Scott White is here to provide some insight as he breaks down our latest mock draft.
Free agent Rafael Soriano bound for Boras facility to continue workouts
Rafael Soriano's season looks OK on paper, but scouts may question how much he has left. He should have a chance to throw for some decision-makers in Miami.
MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for March 19
Updates on the injured Victor Martinez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Alex Gordon, Homer Bailey, Garrett Richards, Tim Lincecum and Brady Aiken headline Thursday's news recap.
Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman had successful surgery on ACL
|2014 summary: Marcus Stroman's first major-league season was a wild ride. He went from blowing his opportunity to secure a rotation spot with a 13.09 ERA in spring training to struggling out of the bullpen in his initial callup in early May to thriving once he moved to the rotation in late May. His numbers in that role: a 10-6 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings.|
Playing time status: Hold that thought. Stroman tore his ACL early in spring training and will miss all of 2015, so we'll see if he can pick up where he left off in 2016.
2015 outlook: Clearly, there's a lot to like about Stroman, a former top prospect who appears to have transitioned seamlessly to the majors, and he would have been a nice mid-round sleeper with the potential to be a top-30 starting pitcher if he had stayed healthy. But since he didn't, you can leave him for long-term keeper leagues.
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