Marcus Stroman
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The New York Mets have made a surprising move near MLB’s trade deadline, acquiring Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The New York Mets have acquired right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays. Jon Morosi of MLB Network first reported the move on Sunday evening.

Toronto’s haul equates to two top prospects, southpaw pitching product Anthony Kay and righty pitcher Simeon Woods-Richardson, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.


Rumors surrounding Stroman’s level of happiness with the move are actively rampant. He previously stated his desire to play in New York, but the Yankees remained the prevalent club.

Noah Syndergaard is not involved, although rumors surrounding a San Diego Padres situation continue. Top prospect Andres Giminez is also not included in the deal.

Stroman, 28, is a native of Medford, NY. He has tallied a 6-11 record thus far in 2019, but a lack of run support has played a big factor in the losing ledger. His 2019 season has otherwise been sterling.

An earned run average of 2.96 is good for fifth in American League, while his wins above replacement (3.2) rank eighth. Stroman was nominated to his first All-Star team earlier this month. His career ERA of 3.76 ranks ninth in Toronto history. Stroman had spent the entirety of a six-year career with the Blue Jays.

The Mets (50-55) have won four in a row. Three of the victories came in a weekend sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are currently six games out of the National League wild-card spots.

This story will be updated pending further information.

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