Last season, Duke‘s Marcus Stroman was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. However, by August, he was sitting out with a 50-game suspension due to performance-enhancing drugs.
MiLB.com talked to Stroman about his focus this spring (on converting back to being a starter), his new clothing line (HeightDoesn’tMeasureHeart or HDMH), his coming out parties in college (in the Cape Cod League and playing for Team USA), and choosing Duke.
He is expected back on the mound in games sometime in May and will spend time in extended spring training preparing to start while serving the rest of his suspension. Stroman believes he is ready for the big leagues, but with all the additions to the starting staff, he may need to wait a bit.
Click HERE to read the Q & A and see video of Stroman pitching for Team USA.
*Don’t forget! The Duke baseball season begins on Friday with a three-game road trip to ranked Florida.