Report: Blue Jays, Padres engaged in Marcus Stroman trade talks

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Fred Thornhill/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres are reportedly engaged in trade talks surrounding Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.

Stroman, 27, is under team control until 2020, but is coming off his worst MLB season where he posted a 5.54 ERA and 1.476 WHIP in 19 starts. However, Morosi notes that Stroman may benefit from moving to a pitcher-friendly ball park in San Diego.

Morosi adds that if a deal were to transpire San Diego, who has a very deep farm system, likely won’t include their top prospects in the trade. Instead, the team’s seventh and eight ranked prospects according to MLB pipeline, pitchers Michel Baez and Logan Allen, could be headed back to Toronto.

A.J. Cassavell, who covers the Padres for MLB.com, added to Morosi’s report by tweeting that the Padres have asked the Blue Jays about Stroman, but added that “nothing’s close right now.”

Shortly after Morosi’s report was published, Stroman took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the news.

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