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Padres: Marcus Stroman will be costly but excellent insurance

Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Stroman is going to get paid on the open market, but he’d be an excellent insurance option for the Padres rotation.

Marcus Stroman was one of several players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-pandemic.

“There are too many uncertainties, too many unknowns right now to go out there,” Stroman said, via NewsDay. “This is not something that I wanted. This is a collective decision from my family, for our best interests because I’m such a competitor. It was incredibly hard to finally come up with this decision.