Yankees Engage in Talks with Blue Jays over Pitcher Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman with Blue Jays in 2019. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman might be on the move this summer. The highly regarded right-hander reportedly caught the attention of the New York Yankees, who would like to bring him in before the trade deadline next month.

According to The New York Post‘s Ken Davidoff, Yankees have already started talks with Blue Jays over Stroman, with both sides being interested in getting the deal done.

Stroman has put up a good season so far, playing 14 games in 2019 and having 3.31 ERA alongside 1.32 WHIP and 63 strikeouts. He also earns a team-friendly $7.4 million, which combined with the fact that he is under contract through 2020, makes him an attractive asset.

Making a deal for Marcus Stroman makes sense for both the Blue Jays and the Yankees.

For Blue Jays, this is the moment when they probably can extract the maximum value for Stroman if they don’t want to pay him a big extension next year.

Yankees, on the other hand, are in a desperate need for a rotation piece, as they have been decimated by injuries for the better part of the season. Stroman would provide an immediate boost while also being potentially a significant factor in the postseason. 

Stroman’s career highlights include Golden Glove Award in 2017 and World Baseball Classic MVP honor.