Report: Phillies ‘have shown interest’ in Blue Jays’ Stroman

MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi joins the Starting Lineup to outline a few pitching prospects to look out for in both the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres’ systems, two potential suitors for the Blue Jays in a Marcus Stroman trade.

Marcus Stroman has another unofficial audition Friday night in Detroit as the Toronto Blue Jays try to expedite their rebuilding process and trade rumours start gaining traction.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Philadelphia Phillies are one of the teams that “have shown interest” in Stroman ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.

Probably the team’s most important trade chip, the 28-year-old is expected to be moved before July 31 and, with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.274 WHIP in the season, the Blue Jays should be able to get a valuable package of prospects in return for Stroman.

The Phillies have yet to achieve expectations after signing Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330-million deal in the off-season, currently sitting outside of a playoff spot a 50-47 record for third place in the NL East. Philadelphia has a 4.62 combined starters’ ERA in 2019.

Stroman has played all six of his MLB seasons with the Blue Jays after being selected 22nd overall by Toronto in 2012.

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