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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 (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

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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

Blue Jays placed LHP J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 17, with left elbow inflammation.

Happ left Sunday's game with soreness in his elbow, but an MRI apparently ruled out anything serious. Regardless, it's another blow to Toronto's rotation, which is also missing Aaron Sanchez. The Blue Jays have yet to announce their plans for the rotation moving forward.
Apr 18 - 3:36 PM

J.A. Happ was diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow, according to Steve Phillips of TSN.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network already reported that Happ's injury is not believed to be serious, but now we have some more specifics. It's good news under the circumstances, but he's likely to spent some time on the disabled list. With Aaron Sanchez (blister) also sidelined, the Blue Jays are going to have to dip into their depth in the minors, which includes the likes of Casey Lawrence, Mat Latos, and T.J. House.
Apr 18 - 9:55 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, J.A. Happ's left elbow injury "is not believed to be serious."

Happ left Sunday's start against the Orioles due to soreness in his elbow and was set to undergo an MRI on Monday. Morosi writes that Monday's evaluation showed enough to rule out anything serious. We should get more specifics about the issue soon, as well as a possible timetable for his return.
Apr 18 - 9:11 AM

J.A. Happ is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left elbow on Monday.

Happ was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Orioles due to soreness in his pitching elbow. The veteran southpaw noticed the discomfort between the fourth and fifth innings on Sunday and his effectiveness definitely declined after that point. The Jays should have an update on his status after Monday's exam.
Source: Sportsnet
Apr 16 - 7:58 PM

J.A. Happ was pulled from his start Sunday against the Orioles after suffering an apparent injury.

Happ hopped off the mound in pain after throwing a pitch to Adam Jones in the top of the fifth. He had worked 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball with no walks and three strikeouts. Look for an update from Rogers Centre within the hour.
Apr 16 - 2:29 PM

J.A. Happ struck out eight batters but lasted just 4 2/3 innings versus the Brewers Tuesday, yielding four runs on nine hits.

The peripherals are going to like this game for Happ, as he didn’t walk anyone to go along with his eight punchouts. The Brew Crew didn’t have any trouble squaring the left-hander up, however, cranking a pair of home runs, a double and a triple among their nine base knocks. Happ now has a 17/0 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings this season but also a 5.40 ERA. He’ll be looking for his first victory on Sunday against the Orioles.
Apr 11 - 11:59 PM

J.A. Happ punched out nine batters but took a loss after giving up three runs in seven innings against the Orioles on Wednesday.

The veteran southpaw gets his regular season off to a so-so start after putting up an impressive 1.76 ERA in spring training. He was burned by the longball today -- an Adam Jones two-run shot in the third inning followed by a Chris Davis solo jack in the fourth frame. His fantasy owners will be thrilled if he can come anywhere close to repeating his numbers from last season. He finished sixth in the Cy Young voting with 20 wins, four losses and a sterling 3.18 ERA.
Apr 5 - 9:40 PM

J.A. Happ pitched four innings of one-run ball Wednesday against the Yankees.

Happ allowed two hits, walked none and struck out two to finish the spring with a 1.76 ERA. His season debut will come next Wednesday against the Orioles.
Mar 29 - 4:13 PM

J.A. Happ struck out five while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Friday in defeating the Red Sox.

He walked none and allowed just three hits. Happ has a 1.59 ERA and an even more impressive 0.62 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings.
Mar 24 - 4:56 PM

J.A. Happ held the Red Sox to one run in four innings in a victory Monday.

Happ allowed three hits, walked none and struck out one. He remains on Team USA's provisional WBC roster, so the team could add him for the next round of play.
Mar 13 - 4:07 PM

J.A. Happ gave up three runs -- two earned -- in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to Team Canada.

Happ pitched two scoreless innings in his previous appearance this spring. He was slated to pitch three innings today, but a lengthy first that included two walks ruined that and he was lifted after giving up back-to-back singles with one out in the second.
Mar 7 - 4:09 PM

J.A. Happ surrendered four hits, two runs and one walk over five innings of work Saturday in a loss to the Indians in Game 2 of the ALCS.

He also collected four strikeouts. Happ didn’t pitch badly. He just wasn’t as good as Josh Tomlin, who was lights out for the Indians on Saturday. Carlos Santana clobbered an off-speed pitch from Happ in the second inning and promptly deposited it into the left field bleachers for a solo home run. Happ issued another run in the third inning and also committed a throwing error on a pick-off attempt in the fifth, though he escaped without allowing a run. The left-hander would likely start Game 6 for the Blue Jays, if there is one.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 07:31:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7Casey Lawrence
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5Aaron Loup
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