Blue Jays’ Stroman expects to miss at least 1 start due to blister

Marcus Stroman spoke about a blister he's dealing with and his plan to let it heal, even if it means he has to miss making a start.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman expects to miss at least one start as he recovers from a blister issue.

Stroman lasted just four innings in Friday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees, surrendering five runs in the outing. The 27-year-old claims he was unable to throw his curveball or slider because of the ailment.

The right-hander says the blister is “really deep” and is very frustrated by the injury.

“I’m never one to bark about this being an issue ever and I pride myself on being able to go out there and battle regardless of what I have going on and have gone out there and want to continue to go out here,” Stroman said. “I’m gonna get through this because that’s who I am but at this point right now I just need to let it heal for a few days and kind of let that skin fully get back to being healthy.”

If Stroman lands on the disabled list, it will likely be prospect Thomas Pannone taking his spot in the rotation.

Stroman has had a disappointing season in 2018, pitching to a 5.27 ERA in just 18 starts.

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