BOSTON (AP) Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman will make his first start of the season Saturday when the AL East-leading Blue Jays face New York at Yankee Stadium.

The 24-year-old underwent surgery in March after tearing the ACL in his left knee.

Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos discussed the decision at Fenway Park before the team's Tuesday game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Stroman made two minor league rehab starts. He gave up four runs on eight hits over three innings in the second one Monday for Triple-A Buffalo.

At the time of the injury, he was expected to miss the entire season.

Stroman was 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA in 26 appearances (20 starts) as a rookie in 2014.