Stroman’s injury even sadder when looking at his Twitter page

Hats off: Stroman signed a Blue Jays fan's cap during spring training on March 3.

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Word came down Tuesday afternoon that Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman had torn his ACL during a fielding drill earlier that day and he would miss the 2015 season.

The 23-year-old right-hander, who was 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA in 20 starts last year, was expected by many to have a break out season. So it’s understandable that the usually very upbeat Stroman has been hit hard by this development:

The news is even sadder when you check out Stroman’s last few tweets before the one above, which exemplified his enthusiasm for the game.

Not only did he post a fun buddy photo with veteran teammate Mark Buehrle, who had taken Stroman under his wing, Stroman talked about his excitement for an exhibition start and retweeted a message from the Rays’ Chris Archer about playing baseball.