The Toronto Blue Jays are breathing a sigh of relief after pitcher Marcus Stroman was forced out of the game Saturday night after being struck on the right elbow by a Mark Trumbo line drive.
The Blue Jays pitched immediately hit the ground in obvious pain and remained there for several minutes before a trainer assisted him up and off the field.
“Obviously, you panic right at first. It just felt like my arm exploded,” Stroman said.
“But once I kind of started to squeeze my hand while I was on the ground and kind of feel that I had my strength in my wrist and my hand, I kind of felt a little better.”
“He thought that he might be going to be able to pitch,” Blue Jays bench coach DeMarco Hale said.
“But we saw that the bruise was on his arm there, so it was a no-brainer for me.”