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Blue Jays Lose Stroman For The Season With ACL Tear

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The Toronto Blue Jays are already forced to deal with a crushing blow to their 2015 campaign. News came down today, that their 23 year old right hander, Marcus Stroman will miss all of the 2015 season with a torn ACL . Stroman figured to be paramount in the clubs aspirations to make the 2015 post-season.  Stroman was embarking on just his second season in the Big’s but had already taken on a pertinent role after a rookie season that saw him go 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA.

Stroman exuded tremendous promise as he went 5-1 with a 1.83 ERA against division front-runners Boston and New York in 2014. Adding to Toronto’s detriment is the way that Stroman was injured.

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous reported that Stroman was engaged in bunting practice and planted his feet in the process of pulling up short of a pop-up after being called off by 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson. Stroman felt a pop in his left knee and a MRI confirmed his worst fears.  He is expected to get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews but surgery seems imminent. Stroman candidly tweeted his feelings about losing the 2015 season:

Strooman tweet

 

By: Brad Ward

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