Stroman was one of the Blue Jays’ best pitchers in the 2015 post-season, though he has struggled at times this year and been tagged with the loss in five of his last six starts. He hasn’t won since Aug. 14.
The right-hander posted a record of 9-10 this season with a 4.37 earned-run average.
The Jays decided to go with familiarity instead of taking a chance on lefty Francisco Liriano, even though Baltimore’s powerful lineup has struggled against left-handed pitching this year.
Liriano has posted a 2-2 record with a 2.92 ERA since joining Toronto from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline.
Both starting pitchers are expected to speak at the wild-card press conference at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon. Watch it live here.