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Marcus Stroman signs with Yankees

Former coach weighs in

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Patchogue-Medford alum Marcus Stroman will be on the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium this coming season pitching for the home team.

The two-time All-Star signed with the Yankees for two years with a conditional option for 2026. The deal is worth $37 million, according to media reports.

Stroman, a 2009 Pat-Med graduate and member of the school’s Hall of Fame, was unstoppable playing for the Raiders. He won 22 games, including 20 complete games and eight shutouts for Pat-Med. The Raiders made the playoffs in each of Stroman’s four seasons, including 2006 and 2007 when they made the county finals, Pat-Med coach Anthony Frascogna said.

Stroman was “dominant,” Frascogna said.

“He was always a good teammate and a hard worker,” he said.

Stroman won the Carl Yastrzemski Award his junior season as Suffolk County’s most outstanding player. He won the Paul Gibson Award as the top pitcher in Suffolk County his senior season and went on to play for Duke University.

Stroman was a first-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012. He pitched for the Blue Jays, New York Mets, and Chicago Cubs before signing with the Yankees.