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Friday, May 11, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY WATCH: MARCUS STROMAN PLACED ON DL WITH SHOULDER FATIGUE

As if a truly horrendous season couldn't get any worse, the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to place struggling starting pitcher Marcus Stroman on the 10-day DL Friday with what is being called right shoulder fatigue.  The real fatigue though had to center on Stroman's dwindling fantasy baseball owners who have seen go out and perform like arguably one of the worst pitchers in baseball as evidenced by his unsightly 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP and so the DL stint could actually serve as a reprieve from all those beatings.  Even prior to the injury though, I told all Stroman owners to cut bait as there was no use waiting around for a clearly flawed pitcher who has had nothing but a mediocre K/9 rate in his career and who was trying to work out struggles in the always brutal AL East.  While Stroman is still just 27, his mid-7.00 K/9 rates are big trouble in the AL East when you combine that with issues elsewhere and that is exactly what has taken place.  Not only has Stroman struggled with control like never before (4.34 BB/9) but his 1.21 HR/9 is not a number that is acceptable when you call the AL East home.  So with no word on where we go from here, take the DL stint as more reason to cut the kid loose.


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