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Thu Feb 1512:25Marcus Stroman Lined Up For Home Opener
New York Yankees right-hander Marcus Stroman is currently lined up to pitch the team's home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 5. Stroman will kick things off for the Yanks at home after signing a two-year, $37 million deal with the Bombers in free agency this winter. The 32-year-old veteran will be given a tough assignment in his debut in pinstripes. He made his second career All-Star team in 2023 on the back of a strong first half with the Chicago Cubs, but Stroman was hampered by hip and rib injuries after the break and had an ERA over 8.00 in just 24 innings pitched in the second half to finish with a 3.95 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 52 walks and 119 strikeouts in 136 2/3 innings in total. If he's healthy, Stroman should be a solid mid-rotation starter for fantasy managers, although he'll be a risky play in his first outing against Toronto.
Source: MLB Network - Jon
Thu Jan 1121:42Marcus Stroman, Yankees Agree On Two-Year Deal
Free-agent right-hander Marcus Stroman and the New York Yankees are in agreement on a two-year deal that includes an option for a third year. The deal averages $18.5 million per season. The 32-year-old was an All-Star with the Chicago Cubs last year for the second time in his career and finished by going 10-9 with a 3.95 ERA (3.58 FIP) and 1.26 WHIP with 52 walks and 119 strikeouts over 136 2/3 innings covering his 27 appearances (25 starts). Stroman had a great first half with the Cubbies before dealing with injuries and struggling down the stretch. He became a free agent when he opted out of his $21 million option in Chicago for 2024. Injuries are to be expected, but when healthy, Stroman has been solid for fantasy managers in recent seasons and should slot into New York's starting rotation right behind ace Gerrit Cole and lefty Carlos Rodon.
Source: New York Post - Joel
Wed Jan 1014:24Yankees Emerge As Top Suitor For Marcus Stroman
The New York Yankees have emerged as the top suitor for free-agent pitcher Marcus Stroman. It was recently reported that the right-hander had reached out to express his interest in joining the club, but no official contract offer had been tabled. A 2023 All-Star, Stroman worked to a 3.95 ERA across 27 outings (25 starts) last season, but his season was cut short due to rib and hip injuries. It was the seventh time in parts of nine big-league seasons Stroman posted a sub-4.00 ERA, while he's now done so in each of his last four campaigns. The Yankees haven't done much to upgrade their starting pitching behind Gerrit Cole this offseason and also lost significant pitching depth in the trade that brought in outfielder Juan Soto from the Padres. Stroman would be a solid No. 2 asset for the Bronx Bombers.
Mon Jan 814:36Marcus Stroman, Yankees Have Mutual Interest
The New York Yankees and free-agent pitcher Marcus Stroman reportedly have mutual interest. Stroman has reached out to the club and has let them know he is interesting in signing with them, but there has not been a contract offer from the Yankees at this time. The veteran remains one of the better free-agent starting pitching options available on the open market but is a tier below the likes of reigning Cy Young winner Blake Snell and former Yankee Jordan Montgomery. Stroman is coming off a solid season that saw him post a 3.95 ERA across 27 outings (25 starts), while he is the owner of a career 3.65 ERA in 231 appearances in the majors. The Yankees are looking to add to their rotation behind ace Gerrit Cole, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2023.
Mon Dec 11 202314:17Royals Showing Interest in Marcus Stroman, Lucas Giolito
The Kansas City Royals are showing interest in free agent starters Marcus Stroman and Lucas Giolito. Stroman became a free agent when he opted out of his contract with the Cubs in early November after working to a 3.95 ERA across 27 outings (25 starts) with the club in 2023. He has long been one of the game's most reliable starters, working to a career 3.65 ERA in 231 appearances with a sub-4.00 ERA in each of the last four campaigns. As for Giolito, the right-hander endured an uneven 2023 season split between the White Sox, Angels, and Guardians as he posted a 4.88 ERA across 33 starts. He received Cy Young votes from 2019-2021 with a 3.53 ERA or better in each of those seasons but has scuffled over the last two campaigns.
Source: Jon
Sat Nov 4 202313:08Marcus Stroman Opts Out Of Deal With Cubs
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman has opted out of his contract and will become a free agent this offseason. Stroman had $21 million left and one year left on his deal with Chicago, but he will pass it up and look for a more lucrative deal on the free-agent market after going 10-9 with a 3.95 ERA (3.58 FIP) and 1.26 WHIP while walking 52 and striking out 119 in 136 2/3 innings over 27 outings (25 starts) in 2023 in his second year in Chicago. The 32-year-old had his highest ERA since 2018 but still made his second career All-Star team with the Cubs last season. He had a career-high 3.4 walks per nine innings. Stroman isn't in his prime anymore, but he'll attract plenty of interest on the open market and should be in play as a back-end fantasy starter in 2024.
Source: New York Post - Jon
Mon Sep 25 202315:35Marcus Stroman To Make Final Regular Season Start Thursday
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman is set to make his final regular season start this Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. Stroman returned from the injured list on Sept. 15, but he's been used out of the bullpen in two of his three appearances since then, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out six for the Cubbies. In his start on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, he allowed three earned runs in just three innings pitched for a no-decision. The 32-year-old is getting built back up for a potential playoff run, but fantasy managers still playing for a championship in the season's final week should look for better options than Stroman against the first-place Braves.
Sat Sep 23 202319:02Marcus Stroman Struggles In Return
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman took the mound for the first time on Saturday since being placed on the injured list. The right-hander didn't look too sharp versus the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Stroman only lasted three innings, while allowing three runs in what ended up being a win for the Cubs. Luckily, Javier Assed pitched extremely well in relief of Stroman. Hopefully, Stroman was able to shake off the rust here and will be better going forward. His next start will likely be against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.
Fri Sep 15 202319:04Marcus Stroman Activated From Injured List
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (ribs) has been activated from the 15-day injured list on Friday. The right-hander has been out since mid-August due to a right cartilage fracture. Before going down, Stroman held a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 111/50 K/BB ratio through 23 starts. It's uncertain when Stroman is going to rejoin the rotation or who is getting booted out of it. In a corresponding move, right-hander Daniel Palencia has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. He registered a 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 22/13 K/BB ratio through 22 innings out of the bullpen.
Source: Chicago
Fri Sep 8 202308:07Marcus Stroman Throws To Hitters Thursday
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (hip, ribs) threw a live batting practice on Thursday, according to It's the first time he's thrown to hitters since landing on the injured list back in early August with a hip issue before he was setback by a rib cage fracture a couple of weeks later. Stroman was having a solid season on the mound before going down, posting a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 20.7% strikeout rate with 10 wins across 23 starts. There's still no definitive timetable for the 32-year-old, but the hope is he can return before the end of the regular season.
Wed Aug 30 202312:34Marcus Stroman Plays Long Toss
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman (hip, ribs) did some long toss on Wednesday after being cleared for light activities earlier this week. It's the first time that he's done any throwing since he was diagnosed with a right rib-cage cartilage fracture two weeks ago. It's nice to see the 32-year-old veteran making some progress, but with limited time left before the end of the 2023 regular season, Stroman is running out of time to make a significant impact for his fantasy managers. At this point, the Cubs might just be hoping that he can return for the postseason if the Cubs qualify. Stroman has gone 10-8 this year with a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 128 2/3 innings over 23 starts, but he allowed 18 runs (17 earned) in just 10 innings over his last three starts before going on the injured list.
Source: Chicago Tribune - Meghan
Tue Aug 29 202320:08No Timeline For Marcus Stroman's Return
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman's (hip, ribs) exam showed that his right-rib cartilage continues to heal and he's doing light activity, but there remains no timeline for his return to the starting rotation. Stroman is trying to return from a fracture in his right-rib cartilage, but the 32-year-old could still have a ways to go before returning and he isn't a lock to make it back before the end of the regular season. He initially went on the injured list on Aug. 2 with right-hip inflammation and he'll need to slowly build his arm back up with hopes that the Cubs can secure a berth in the 2023 postseason. Stroman had mostly been strong for Chicago and fantasy managers this year before going down with injury, as he was 10-8 with a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 128 2/3 innings over his 23 starts.
Source: Chicago Tribune - Meghan
Tue Aug 15 202320:39Marcus Stroman Won't Return On Wednesday
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman (hip, rib) is now feeling right-rib discomfort and is getting checked out, so he won't make his return from the injured list to start on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. Instead, right-hander Javier Assad is expected to make the start for the Cubbies. It remains to be seen how much longer the 32-year-old Stroman will miss with his new injury. Stroman originally landed on the IL on Aug. 2 with right-hip inflammation. Hopefully his rib injury won't keep him out much longer, but fantasy managers need to keep him stashed in all leagues until he's back. Before his injury, Stroman had gone 10-8 with a 3.85 ERA (3.59 FIP), 1.24 WHIP, 50 walks and 111 strikeouts in 128 2/3 innings over 23 starts. He was named to his second All-Star squad earlier this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune - Meghan
Sun Aug 13 202310:48Marcus Stroman Aiming To Return Wednesday
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (hip) is positioned to return to the rotation for Wednesday's start versus the Chicago White Sox, per Cubs manager David Ross. Stroman tossed a 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday and appears to be on the verge of being activated off the 15-day injured list when first eligible. The 32-year-old has been on the mend since Aug. 1 with right hip inflammation. Stroman would pick up a decent 3.85 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 128.2 innings pitched upon his return, but the right-hander has stumbled to a 9.00 ERA (30 IP) over his last seven starts.
Sat Aug 12 202313:22Marcus Stroman Throws 50 Pitch Bullpen on Friday
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (hip) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday with no issues, according to beat writer Maddie Lee. Stroman has been on the IL since early August while dealing with right hip inflammation. Barring any setbacks, the 32-year-old right-hander is expected to return to the Cubs' starting rotation next week. Stroman owns a 10-8 record, 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 111:50 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings (23 starts) on the year.
Source: Maddie Lee of The Chicago Sun
Mon Aug 7 202317:38Marcus Stroman To Throw Bullpen Tuesday
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman (hip) is set to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. Stroman was placed on the injured list last week with a hip injury, but he could be back in the Cubs starting rotation when he's eligible to return on Aug. 16. It sounds as if the 32-year-old veteran may not even need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the team, which is great news for fantasy managers that have been riding him this year. Stroman wasn't effective in six starts in July, allowing 28 runs (27 earned) on 34 hits while walking 15 and striking out 26 in 26 2/3 innings, and perhaps it had something to do with his hip injury. Fantasy managers will be hoping he can return and pitch more like he did in the first half of the season down the stretch.
Source: Watch Marquee - Taylor
Wed Aug 2 202322:59Marcus Stroman Not Expected To Miss Much Time
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman (hip), who was put on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with right-hip inflammation, received a cortisone shot and isn't expected to miss much time, according to manager David Ross. "He's still only going to miss one start with the off days we have, and he'll be able to work on some stuff with the time he's going to have down, so I thought it was an optimal time," Ross said. The 32-year-old allowed six runs in three innings in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, which was the third straight start in which he failed to get out of the fourth inning. Stroman said the hip injury has been affecting his mechanics, explaining he was "trying to do so much without my lower half." Hopefully with some rest, Stroman will be able to return and pick up where he left off earlier in the year. Keep him stashed in all fantasy leagues.
Wed Aug 2 202316:50Marcus Stroman Goes On 15-Day Injured List
The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Marcus Stroman (hip) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with right-hip inflammation and added reliever Jose Cuas to the active roster in a corresponding move. This likely explains why Stroman has been struggling so much in his recent starts. The 32-year-old veteran allowed six runs in just three innings in a loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, and he's surrendered 17 earned runs in 10 innings while walking eight and striking out 10 in his last three starts. Stroman was excellent in the first half of the season, though, so fantasy managers shouldn't give up on him yet. All in all, he's gone 10-8 with a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 128 2/3 frames over his 23 starts. Keep him stashed in fantasy leagues.
Source: The Athletic - Sahadev
Fri Jul 21 202308:38Rays Looking Into Marcus Stroman
The Tampa Bay Rays are considering trading for one of the bigger names of this trade-deadline season, starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. The 2023 All-Star is in the midst of arguably his best season, posting a 3.09 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 21.1% strikeout rate with a 10-7 record over 21 starts. Stroman could opt out of his deal with the Chicago Cubs after this season, and considering the club's 45-51 record, it might be wise to move the 32-year-old. The Rays currently have an opening in their rotation, and the right-hander would be a good fit on the American League powerhouse.
Fri Jun 30 202312:04Marcus Stroman To Start Saturday
Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman (finger) will officially make the start on Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians. Stroman left his last start in London early on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals with a blister on his right index finger, but it obviously wasn't that serious of an issue. The 32-year-old had a streak of seven straight quality starts before his London start, so he'll look to start a new streak in a plus matchup this weekend against Cleveland. Fantasy managers need to put him back in their starting lineups in all leagues. Stroman has been great so far this year, going 9-5 with a 2.47 ERA (3.36 FIP), 1.08 WHIP, 35 walks and 85 strikeouts in 102 innings pitched over 17 starts.
Source: 670 The Score - Bruce