Marcus Stroman announced via Twitter that he lost his arbitration case with the Toronto Blue Jays this Thursday. In his tweet, the pitcher stated that the Blue Jays "said negative things against him will never leave his mind".
Strooman asked for $6.9 million on Monday during the arbitration hearing, while the Blue Jays were willing to pay him $6.5 M, according to SportsNet Canada. The 26 year-old had a $3.4 M salary last season, which saw him becoming on the best pitchers in the American League.
Love me some adversity.— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) 15 de febrero de 2018
In 2017, he had a 13-9 record over 33 games started. His ERA stood as 3.09 with 164 K's as he finished 9th in the AL Cy Young voting. He will become a free agent following thw 2020 campaign.
He has a lifetime record of 37-25 with a 3.61 ERA and 459 K's. He has spent his whole career with the Blue Jays, winning a Golden Glove Award last season and the 2017 World Baseball Classic MVP.