Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says placing Marcus Stroman on the 10-day DL is about getting him both a physical and mental break from baseball.

“It became clear to both the organization and Marcus that stepping away and getting a physical and mental break from this would be beneficial,” Atkins said. “I’m really impressed by his awareness to talk about the mental aspect of it.

“It will be a good opportunity for him to certainly get the physical rest and the mental rest and we don’t expect this to be a long period of time.”

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