Blue Jays ace Stroman placed on 10-day DL with shoulder fatigue
Right shoulder pain continues to be a problem for Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman, who has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.
Gold Glove winner Stroman will spend some time on the sidelines due to shoulder fatigue - the move retractive to May 9 - the Blue Jays announced before their MLB showdown with the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
"It just got to the point where it was so mentally and physically frustrating, I just need to take a step back for a second, put it all together and come back and be myself out there," Stroman said.
The Jays also announced that left-handed reliever Tim Mayza has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and Toronto recalled right-handers Joe Biagini and Sam Gaviglio, who are primary candidates to take Stroman's spot in the rotation.
ROSTER MOVES.-- Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 11, 2018
We've placed RHP Marcus Stroman on the 10-day DL (right shoulder fatigue).
LHP Tim Mayza optioned to @BuffaloBisons.
RHP Joe Biagini and RHP Sam Gaviglio have been recalled. pic.twitter.com/HzTCwZE0sy
Stroman, 27, dealt with shoulder inflammation in spring training, forcing him to miss opening day and delay his first start.
He has not had a strong start to his 2018 season, posting a 7.71 ERA in seven starts.