Former Blue Jay Jesse Barfield sticks up for Marcus Stroman

John Gibbons joined Sportsnet Today to discuss the Blue Jays struggles this season and how it's been frustrating for the team and fans.

Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jesse Barfield took to Twitter to stick up for Marcus Stroman on Friday.

Stroman’s charged personality has led the starting pitcher into a couple of… “incidents” in his two most recent starts.

He was ejected in the fifth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics on July 27 for arguing with umpire Will Little, and got into a shouting match with Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson on Tuesday.

The righty has been enjoying a career-best season in 2017, and is on pace to set career highs in wins and ERA.

Barfield spent eight seasons with the Blue Jays in the late eighties and was an all-star once.

He finished his MLB career with a .802 OPS in 1,428 games.

The 57-year-old isn’t the only MLB voice to stand by Stroman in recent days. Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy tweeted in support of the fiery righty on Wednesday.

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Originally aired August 03 2017