Blue Jays RHP Stroman scratched from start

Field Level Media

July 04, 2019 at 8:37 pm.

Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right-hander Marcus Stroman was scratched from Thursday’s start against the Boston Red Sox due to a pectoral injury.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo describes the injury as a “left pectoral cramp” when meeting with reporters prior to Thursday’s game.

It is possible Stroman will start a game during the upcoming three-game weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles.

Stroman departed his last outing against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning on Saturday with pain in the area. He is 5-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 18 starts this season.

Right-hander Derek Law will serve as the “opener” for Thursday’s game with other relievers to follow.

Toronto also recalled left-hander Thomas Pannone from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-hander Jacob Waguespack to Buffalo.

Pannone is 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA in 23 appearances this season for Toronto. Waguespack is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA in two appearances for the Blue Jays and 2-6 with a 5.30 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) for Buffalo.