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J.A. Happ | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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J.A. Happ was handed a no-decision after tossing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Royals on Friday.
The lone run scored on a Salvador Perez single in his final inning of work. The southpaw gave up just four hits while walking none and striking out five. He left in position for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in the ninth. Happ has looked a lot more like himself over his last three outings. He’ll try to keep it going in a tough assignment against the Yankees in New York next week. Jun 24 - 1:04 AM

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J.A. Happ held the White Sox to three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday to earn his second win.

Happ looked really sharp until the top of the fifth, when the White Sox plated three runs on four singles. The left-hander struck out nine and didn't issue a walk while moving to 2-4 on the season with a 4.26 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio in 38 innings. He'll get the Royals on the road next.
Jun 18 - 4:20 PM

J.A. Happ allowed six hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while posting eight strikeouts in a victory Sunday in Seattle.

Happ lopped off over one full run from his ERA, going from 5.33 to 4.31 after the quality start. It was also Happ's first win of the season, and it appeared to be a difficult matchup considering his counterpart, James Paxton, entered with a 5-0 record. Happ finally showed the form that made him a 20-game winner a season ago, throwing 64 of his 105 pitches for strikes.
Jun 12 - 12:07 AM

J.A. Happ gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the A's.

Ryon Healy ruined Happ's night, driving in all five runs with a pair of homers. It's the fourth time in five starts this year that Happ has given up two homers; the only time it didn't happen was the outing he left with an injury on April 16. Happ managed to win 20 games while giving up 22 homers in 195 innings last season, but one homer every three innings isn't going to cut it. He gets Seattle next.
Jun 6 - 1:31 AM

J.A. Happ yielded two runs in four innings against the Reds in his return from the disabled list Tuesday.

Zack Cozart and Joey Votto hit back-to-back homers in the first, but that was the only damage off Happ. He did walk three and throw 81 pitches in four innings, which is why he didn't last long. He'll get sharper if he remains healthy.
May 30 - 10:41 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP J.A. Happ from the 10-day disabled list.

Happ will make his return to the Blue Jays' rotation Tuesday night against the Reds, albeit on a limited pitch count. The southpaw has been sidelined since mid-April with left elbow inflammation. He had a 4.50 ERA through three starts prior to landing on the disabled list.
May 30 - 3:21 PM

J.A. Happ (elbow) will start on Tuesday against the Reds.

Happ allowed three runs on seven hits over just three innings in his lone rehab start, but he feels good and made it through a bullpen session Sunday with no issues. His pitch count figures to be relatively limited Tuesday, so fantasy owners might want to bench him for what will be his first start in the majors in six weeks.
May 29 - 4:42 PM

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said J.A. Happ (elbow) was "very good" in his side session on Sunday.

Happ gave up three runs on seven hits over three innings last Thursday in a rehab start with High-A Dunedin, but he could return as soon as Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw could be on a limited pitch count for his return. Happ has been out since mid-April with left elbow inflammation.
May 29 - 12:15 PM

J.A. Happ (elbow) could rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation as soon as Tuesday versus the Reds.

Happ was touched up for three runs on seven hits over just three innings in a rehab start with High-A Dunedin on Thursday, but the important thing is his elbow felt good. The Blue Jays could still choose to stretch him out more with another rehab outing, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be back next week, whether it's the beginning or the end of the week.
May 26 - 4:29 PM

J.A. Happ (elbow) will require between one and three minor league rehab starts before he is ready to rejoin the team.

Happ has been on the sidelines since April 17 with left elbow inflammation. While his rehab has been slow to come together, Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said that he could potentially return to the team in 10-15 days.
May 24 - 8:38 PM

J.A. Happ (elbow) will not be ready to return when the Blue Jays need a fifth starter on May 11.

The Blue Jays have an opening after Aaron Sanchez (finger) was forced to return to the disabled list, but Happ was only long-tossing over the weekend and isn't close to game action. Casey Lawrence appears to be the most likely fill-in for Sanchez.
May 2 - 10:11 AM

J.A. Happ (elbow) made 30-40 throws from 75 feet on Saturday.

Happ tried to throw last Thursday and it didn't go well, so he worked on strengthening his elbow joint and things went better Saturday. "He’ll play catch again (Sunday) and we’ll reevaluate again, but today was a real good day," Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Saturday. "Hopefully tomorrow we continue that trend and hopefully get him moving." Mat Latos will continue to fill in for Happ.
Source: Toronto Star
Apr 30 - 10:11 AM

J.A. Happ (elbow) could resume throwing in the next couple of days.

Happ experienced discomfort while trying to throw a side session last Thursday, so he has been resting in recent days. He's feeling better, but there should be more clarity on a possible return date after he resumes throwing.
Apr 25 - 10:17 AM

J.A. Happ is likely to miss a second start after Thursday's side session didn't go as well as anticipated.

The left-hander made 20 throws on Thursday but experienced discomfort in his pitching elbow. The club will now wait a few days for the inflammation to subside before Happ attempts to throw again. Mat Latos is starting in his place on Friday and is likely to occupy that spot in the rotation until he's able to return.
Apr 21 - 9:37 PM

J.A. Happ (elbow) made 20 throws from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

It was his first time throwing since he left his start last Sunday against the Orioles with inflammation in his left elbow. Happ was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list April 18, retroactive to April 17. He's hoping to only miss a turn or two in the Blue Jays' rotation. Mat Latos will fill his spot for the time being.
Apr 20 - 11:32 AM

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