The Toronto Blue Jays today announced that they have assigned RHP MARCUS STROMAN and LHP RICKY ROMERO to minor league camp.
Stroman, 22, is in his third professional season after being selected by the Blue Jays in the 1st round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Last year, he went 9-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 20 games for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He struck out 129 batters in only 111.2 innings of work and tied the Fisher Cats single-game strikeout record by recording 13 punchouts on two occasions (July 2 and July 31). He is ranked the #2 prospect in Toronto's organization by Baseball America.
Romero, 29, spent the majority of the 2013 season with the Bisons and went 5-8 with a 7.58 ERA in 22 starts. He struck out 81 batters in 113.2 innings, third most on the Bisons. Romero also pitched in four games with the Blue Jays last year, going 0-2 with an 11.05 ERA. Romero has 51 career wins at the Major League level, including 15 during an All-Star campaign with the Blue Jays.
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