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Blue Jays prospect pays off mom's mortgage

A top Blue Jays pitching prospect threw a touching curve ball at his mother this week when he surprised her by paying off her mortgage.

Marcus Stroman tweeted “About to do something legendary…” before posting a video on Instagram of his mother’s shocked reaction to the news.

In the video Adlin Auffant flips through documents before saying “Marcus what did you do? Marcus no,” and breaks down crying as her son hugs her. She then took to Twitter to express her gratitude.


Along with the Instagram video Stroman wrote that he wouldn’t be where he is today without his parents and hashtagged the post #familyfirst.

The 22-year-old from Medford, New York was drafted by the Jays in 2012 and has been ranked the Jays number three prospect.