According to a recent report, as many as five different teams sent scouts to see Marcus Stroman’s start Sunday in New York against the Yankees.
According to Bob Elliott of The Canadian Baseball Network, the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees all had “people watching” Marcus Stroman‘s start at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
In a separate report, Sportsnet’s Pat Tabler, addressing Stroman on the television broadcast, noted that the Phillies indeed sent a scout to the start.
On July 10, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on Twitter that “there’s been no talk to this point between the Braves and [Blue] Jays involving Marcus Stroman”.
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In purely speculative analysis, Steve Phillips of TSN bluntly said that Stroman “shouldn’t make another start for the Blue Jays”.
Last week, it was reported by several sources that both the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins were interested in Stroman at the trade deadline, with both reportedly willing to engage in conversations for a package involving both Stroman and closer Ken Giles.
Stroman, 28, tossed six innings Sunday, picking up the loss despite allowing three earned runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking just two. For the season, his ERA is 3.25 while his WHIP currently stands at 1.27.
This is, notably, the first time that Stroman’s name and the Boston Red Sox have been mentioned in the same report. More to come.