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Marcus Stroman confirmed to start Toronto Blue Jays’ opener

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman throws his warmup pitches in the first inning of spring training action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.


Marcus Stroman will be the Toronto Blue Jays' starter April 3 in the American League opener at Tampa Bay.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the expected announcement Wednesday.

Stroman said on his Twitter account "Honored and hungry."

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Gibbons also didn't rule out Stroman from starting the home opener on April 8 against Boston.

"Possibility we can do that, too," Gibbons said. "We've talked about it."

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