Marcus Stroman to get opening day start for Blue Jays

Right-hander Marcus Stroman will get the start on opening day for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed the decision before Wednesday’s pre-season game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium.

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Toronto will kick off the regular season on March 28 at Rogers Centre against the Detroit Tigers.

Stroman is entering his sixth season with the Blue Jays.

The 27-year-old is coming off a down year in 2018, when he posted a 4-9 record and 5.54 earned-run average. Stroman has a career mark of 41-34 and a 3.91 ERA.

Stroman and Aaron Sanchez are expected to serve as anchors of the starting rotation for the rebuilding Blue Jays this season.

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