Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to the New York Mets, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
MLB.com was first to report the trade.
Stroman, a first-time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. Mostly a groundball pitcher, the 28-year-old has the third lowest home run percentage (1.9%) in the American League.
The Mets, however, have converted just 71 percent of ground balls into outs this season, the worst rate in MLB.
Stroman, has a 2.93 career ERA and 11 quality starts in 20 appearances versus the National League.
Stroman thought he might’ve been moved before the July 31 trade deadline, and yelled “This is my house!” as he walked off the field in his final home start for Toronto on Wednesday.
“I’ve always been emotional. I feel like I’ve had a pretty good tenure as a Blue Jay,” the fiery right-hander said after the game. “There’s been no willingness from the front office to sign me, so I’ve just kind of come to terms with it and I’m ready to dominate, wherever that may be, absolutely dominate.”