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Monday, August 10, 2020

Marcus Stroman Opts Out Of 2020 Season

The Mets announced Monday that right-hander Marcus Stroman has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season. The right-hander, who is a free agent at season’s end, called the move a family decision and cited the many “uncertainties” and “unknowns” of playing in the current health-and-safety atmosphere.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2020 at 03:06 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, marcus stroman, mets

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Marcus Stroman calf issue throws wrench into Mets’ rotation plans

Marcus Stroman’s left calf discomfort is under evaluation by the Mets as team officials prepare to set the 30-man roster.

Manager Luis Rojas revealed Wednesday that Stroman has been dealing with tightness in the calf during camp, saying the right-hander will be reassessed on a daily basis. Stroman last pitched Friday, in an intrasquad scrimmage at Citi Field.

“It’s something that has been there that we didn’t think is anything major,” Rojas said. “We are paying close attention.”

If Stroman opens the season on the injured list, David Peterson and Corey Oswalt would be among the considerations for the rotation spot. Rojas also mentioned veteran Erasmo Ramirez, who has been in camp competing for a job. Rojas indicated that bullpen ace Seth Lugo is not considered a potential starting pitcher.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 22, 2020 at 06:05 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: marcus stroman

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

MLB free agent Jose Bautista shows off his pitching form in continued attempt to come back as two-wa

Six-time MLB All-Star and free agent Jose Bautista hasn’t appeared in a major-league game since 2018, but he may return with an added dimension to his game. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Bautista spent the winter working out as a pitcher and there’s now a video showing his progress. 

Marcus Stroman, Bautista’s Toronto Blue Jays teammate from 2014-17, posted a video to Twitter of Bautista tossing a slider in his front yard. In the caption, Stroman wrote Bautista could “easily” pitch in a major-league bullpen, adding his sinker, slider and changeup are “MLB ready.” 

Bautista’s hoping to become one of the few true two-way players in the MLB. To qualify, Bautista must pitch 20 major-league innings and play at least 20 games as a position player or designated hitter (with at least three plate appearances per game). The two-way player designation would allow Bautista to serve as a pitcher without taking one of the position’s 13 allotted spots.

A position player his entire 15-year career, it’s fair to wonder whether Bautista can maintain his arm over a full season. And in response to Stroman’s clip of Bautista, a fan asked if he’s capable of pitching 50 games out of the bullpen.

Well, this would certainly be something of interest to see…..

QLE Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:27 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: comebacks, jose bautista, marcus stroman, two-way players

 

 

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