DUNDEDIN, Fla.- Right-hander Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays won his arbitration case against the team Tuesday, increasing his earnings to $3.4 millio
n this season.
As of 2017, the Blue Jays have a payroll of $165 million, factoring in the salaries of their pre-arbitration players. Additional funds could be made available following trades made during the season, says MLB.com
As a Super 2 player, Stroman remains under control for another four years and cannot become a free agent until 2021.
The 25-year-old, Medford, New York native, finished last season with a 9-10 record, and a 4.37 ERA over 32 starts and 204 innings. He will join a starting five lineup consisting of Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ and Francisco Liriano. They are expected to be one of the best starting lineups in the American League.