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Marcus Stroman doesn’t seem pleased about how the Blue Jays used him in the majors

On his desire to be a starting pitcher:

“That’s the role I thought I was going to be in when I came up here, so yeah, I think in the long run hopefully I can be a starter and show I can start at this level. That’s the plan.”

On whether or not he would have preferred to be called up to be a starter as opposed to a reliever:

“Obviously whatever opportunity you get to contribute at the big-league level you want to jump on it and go. But I’ve been groomed as a starter for the last year and a half, so it’s hard saying otherwise. So it’s tough but you just kind of take it in stride and see what happens.”

-Blue Jays reliever Marcus Stroman discusses his promotion to the majors, where he made five relief appearances after starting 25 games and making nine relief appearances in the minor leagues over the past two seasons. He was sent back to the minors on Sunday. (via The Toronto Star)