first_img MLB trade rumors: Dodgers interested in Brad Hand, Ken Giles, several others MLB wrap: Athletics closing in on Rays in wild-card race Stroman is 5-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 18 starts. The Blue Jays ended up falling 8-7 to the Red Sox. After Thursday’s game, Toronto was sitting in fourth place in the American League East with a 33-55 record. Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman isn’t 100 percent as he was scratched from his start right before Thursday’s series finale against the Red Sox. Stroman is dealing with shoulder pain after leaving Saturday’s start with pectoral discomfort. The Blue Jays don’t believe it’ll be a long-term probably, and there is a possibility he could still start before the All-Star break. center_img “He’s still the same way, day to day,” manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters (per “But again, if he’s not 100 percent, we’re not going to pitch him. There’s a chance that he won’t pitch until after the All-Star break, but if he’s fine, he’ll pitch. … If he plays catch today and feels like he could throw a bullpen or something nice and easy, that he could go, then we’ll pitch him.“If he pitches, he’s starting, otherwise he’s not going to (experiment in relief).” Related News Montoyo explained that the issue isn’t significant enough to put Stroman on the injured list, though Montoyo admitted that he and the training staff are perplexed by the issue. “I keep hearing it’s a cramp,” Montoyo said. “I don’t know, it turned out to be a little worse than that, I guess. You could end up pulling something else, you have to be careful.“He’s getting treatment. If he plays catch today and feels like he could throw bullpen or something nice and easy (this weekend), then we’ll pitch him. He could be fine by the time Tuesday comes, he could pitch in (the All-Star) game. (Or) he can have the next three days. We’re covered. … I don’t think it’s something more serious.”last_img