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Blue Jays option prospect Marcus Stroman back to Triple-A Buffalo

May 18, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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Sportsnet’s Barry Davis reports that the Blue Jays have optioned prospect Marcus Stroman to Triple-A Buffalo. The Jays haven’t made a corresponding roster move, but since the team is off on Monday, they won’t have to make a move until Tuesday in Boston.

Stroman, expected to contribute as a starter for the Jays long-term, served out of the bullpen and struggled in five appearances — his first taste of major league competition. The right-hander allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 13 hits and a walk while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings. Stroman was ranked the #27 overall prospect going into the season by Baseball Prospectus. Despite the struggles, the Jays’ faith in Stroman shouldn’t move at all.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 19, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Just a minor glitch in his career. He now knows what he has to work on to get ML hitters out. Liam Hendricks might be the person who is called up. Hendricks has had a fine season in Buffalo so far and is on the 40 man roster.

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