While newly-acquired talent Danny Espinosa was off collecting hits for the Blue Jays against the Orioles, Marcus Stroman led a youth-filled roster against the Canadian Junior National Team in a split-squad game on Saturday. In the eighth inning, 17-year-old Canadian pitcher Braden Halladay took the mound to honor his late fatherâ€™s memory against his former (více...)
Roy Halladay's Son, Braden, Pitches Against Blue Jays in Spring Training Game
(18. 3. 2018, 00:14:01, Bleacher Report)
When Braden Halladay, the son of the late Roy Halladay, made his debut for the Canadian National Junior Team on Saturday, he did so against one of his dad's former teams.
The 17-year-old right-hander worked a one-two-three inning in the eighth against the Blue Jays, walking off to a standing ovation at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida:
Afterward, Braden described the moment to Sportsnet's Arash Madani:
Marcus Stroman believes he will be ready to start the Blue Jays' fourth game of the regular season on April 1 against the Yankees. Stroman made his return to the mound with two scoreless innings in Toronto's 11-3 victory over the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday afternoon. He walked one, struck out two and threw 17 of his 28 pitches for strikes. (více...)
Blue Jays' Stroman makes 1st spring training start
(17. 3. 2018, 21:42:01, Washington Times)
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Stroman has his eyes on starting the Toronto Blue Jays' fourth game of the regular season April 1 against the New York Yankees. Stroman pitched two hitless innings against the Canada Junior National Team in his first spring training start Saturday after being sidelined by ... (více...)
Expects to pitch in season-opening series
(17. 3. 2018, 19:21:07, RotoWire)
Stroman (shoulder) said he expects to pitch in the season-opening four-game series against the Yankees, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Stroman, who has been slowed in camp by a bout of shoulder inflammation, said he felt physically strong after tossing a pair of scoreless innings in his spring debut against the Canadian National Junior team Saturday. While he's already been ruled out for Opening Day, the 26-year-old righty is expecting to make his season debut April 1, the team's fourth game of the season.