Marcus Stroman was the latest Toronto Blue Jays’ pitchers to succumb to a blister. The injury, while diminutive in size, has had a big impact on how the right-hander has performed of late. In his last two starts, Stroman has failed to pitch past the fifth inning. After playing through the ailment since it first popped up on Aug. 7, he finally hit the disabled list this past Sunday.
Monday, the starting pitcher shared a close-up photo of the injury that will force him to miss his start this Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.
This picture most likely caught most of his Instagram followers by surprise.
Last season the 27-year-old pitcher put Major League Baseball under scrutiny for the widespread of hurlers in the MLB dealing with the finger sore.
“I feel like it’s an epidemic that’s happening across the big leagues now, a bunch of pitchers getting blisters, guys who have never had blisters before. So for MLB to turn their back to it, I think that’s kind of crazy,” he explained to reporters. “I have no theory. But obviously, I mean, it’s not a coincidence that it’s happening to so many guys all of a sudden. It’s not a coincidence.”
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