Blue Jays’ Stroman latest to join BioSteel roster

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will attend his graduation ceremony at Duke. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman is the latest to join the star-laden roster of sports nutrition company BioSteel.

The partnership was announced on Tuesday by the Canadian brand.

Stroman joins Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, Dallas Stars all-star Tyler Seguin and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins as an ambassador for BioSteel, whose line of products include sports drinks, proteins and nutrition bars.

“I’ve seen BioSteel used by my teammates since I joined the Jays in 2014, so when I was approached with this partnership opportunity it was very intriguing to me and I began to trial the products,” Stroman said in a press release. “With the length of the MLB season, staying in peak physical condition is paramount to any pitcher’s success. BioSteel will be a key part of my routine and I have no doubt that we can achieve great things together in 2016.”

Stroman, 24, tore his left ACL during spring training last year but eventually worked his way back into the Blue Jays rotation, pitching in four regular-season games and three post-season contests.

Among other ventures, the partnership will see Stroman involved with a TV advertising campaign for BioSteel.