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Stroman to start Blue Jays' opener against Detroit

Marcus Stroman has been picked to start the Toronto Blue Jays' opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers on March 28.

The 27-year-old struggled last season, going 4-9 with a 5.54 ERA. He is 41-34 in his five-year big league career.

Toronto announced the decision Wednesday.

The Blue Jays' rotation also is projected to include Aaron Sanchez, Matt Shoemaker and Clayton Richard.