Blue Jays: Phillies have reportedly “shown interest” in Marcus Stroman

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TORONTO, ON - MAY 06: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre on May 6, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 06: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre on May 6, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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The Philadelphia Phillies have “shown interest” in Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Philadelphia Phillies have “shown interest” in Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman.

Morosi adds, in a separate tweet, that the New York Yankees are expected to have a “significant scouting presence” at Stroman’s start on Friday night in Detroit.

In particular, Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News adds that Jim Hendry, the Yankees’ special assistant to the general manager, will be in attendance.

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Earlier in the week, Bob Elliott of The Canadian Baseball Network reported that numerous teams, including the Phillies and Yankees, had representatives at Stroman’s last start.

As of this writing, Stroman owns the American League’s eighth-lowest ERA and WHIP and WAR numbers that place him firmly within the top 20 of each respective category.

One of the most revered assets likely for sale at this year’s trade deadline, the Blue Jays will likely have lots of interest parties reaching out to discuss a trade.

Additionally, it was reported by several sources last week that some teams, including the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins, have explored trade options involving both Stroman and closer Ken Giles, who is also said to be available.  Giles however, has not been connected to any specific clubs at this point in time.

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While Giles is still said to be recovering from a minor elbow issue that kept him sidelined for much of the month of July, Stroman appears healthy despite a scare before the All-Star break.

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