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Marcus Stroman Will Not Be the Opening Day Starter

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Plus today’s lineup

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Stroman has officially been informed he will not start opening day. John Gibbons had this to say on the decision:

It is still possible we will see Stroman in the opening Yankees series, but exercising caution at this point seems to be the right call. He will throw another side session this week, and if all goes well, pitch Sunday (either in a game, or live BP).

Let’s have a poll.

Poll

Who Should Start for the Blue Jays on Opening Day?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Aaron Sanchez
    (680 votes)
  • 32%
    Marco Estrada
    (505 votes)
  • 20%
    JA Happ
    (322 votes)
  • 1%
    Jaime Garcia
    (16 votes)
  • 1%
    Joe Biagini
    (26 votes)
1549 votes total Vote Now


In other news, Randal Grichuk is dealing with “ribcage soreness” and is day-to-day.


The Blue Jays also optioned down Reese McGuire. I think it’s likely we will see him back up again before the end of spring training.


Here’s today’s line-up:

JA Happ, Roberto Osuna, Tyler Clippard, Aaron Loup, and Ryan Tepera are scheduled to pitch today.

Feel free to use this as a game thread.

Go Jays Go!