Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman To Miss Season
Another Day Another Season-Ending Surgery
It is almost a daily event that we learn about players missing the season due to injury. If it seems like you have read almost the exact same sentence about a week ago you did. That one was about Yu Darvish. This one is about youngster Marcus Stroman.
Stroman, 23, tore his ACL in his left knee a day after his last spring training start doing pitchers fielding practice. According to reports he is going to seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, but Blue Jays brass fear the worst and expect him to miss the entire season.
Beyond devastated. Not being able to compete with my brothers each and every day is extremely disappointing. Still can’t believe it.
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) March 10, 2015
Marcus Stroman made his major league debut in May of last season, and winded up starting 20 games for Toronto. He posted a record of 11-6 with an ERA of 3.65, and recorded 111 strikeouts in 130.2 innings of work. Stroman was penciled in as the number four starter behind R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, and Drew Hutchison.
The injury is hard to process for the Blue Jays who were looking to improve on their 83-79 record from 2014. With the addition of some veteran players like Russell Martin and the trade for Josh Donaldson, Toronto was poised to make a run at the American League East.
It appears that perhaps Marco Estrada, who the Jays got in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, may take over the vacant spot in the rotation.