Report: Teams have asked about Stroman; Blue Jays expected to keep him

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

Several teams have contacted the Toronto Blue Jays about starting pitcher Marcus Stroman ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.

Heyman adds the belief is the Blue Jays will not move the right-hander this summer.

Stroman has struggled to find consistency on the mound this season, posting a 5.42 ERA in just 13 starts. The 27-year-old posted back-to-back 200-inning campaigns the two years prior.

In addition to the disappointing performance, Stroman’s 2018 season has been slowed by injuries. He dealt with shoulder inflammation during spring training and was placed on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue in May, which cost him over a month of game action.

Toronto is expected to be sellers in the trade market with left-hander J.A. Happ likely being the team’s most valuable chip.

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