Marcus Stroman is focusing on pitching his best.

The 28-year-old starter has been at the center of trade rumors and he has continued to be linked to the Yankees. Stroman discussed those reports Sunday after the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to New York.

"I'm truly focused on pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays," Stroman told reporters, via "Whatever happens, happens as far as outside of that. I'm doing everything I can for my team. … I truly think if I start to think about it like that, it's going to throw me off my game and throw me out of the loop mentally and physically. I'm doing my best to really focus on the moment and doing everything I can to do my best."

Stroman, who is from Long Island, scattered seven hits and three runs over six innings against the Yankees. He struck out seven and walked two while throwing 97 pitches.