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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman still eyeing September comeback

Aug 22, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 22, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Before the 2015 season, the Toronto Blue Jays were dealt a devastating blow by losing out on Marcus Stroman.

Stroman was seen as a breakout candidate after compiling a 11-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in his rookie campaign.

In injuring his knee, the initial prognosis had him sidelined for the entire 2015 season.

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He's having other thoughts, though:

It's unlikely the Blue Jays will rush him back to the mound as he represents a big part of their future, but getting an arm like Stroman's back in a pennant race would be huge.