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J.A. Happ | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mariners acquired LHP J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays for OF Michael Saunders.
Happ went 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA this past season, and he's got a reasonable contract for 2015. He should slot into a M's rotation that was already pretty good heading into next year. A trade of some of that depth for an outfielder is likely already in the works. Dec 3 - 7:03 PM

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Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports the Mariners have acquired J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays for Michael Saunders.

Happ owned a 4.22 ERA over 158 innings this past season, so he's certainly a serviceable starter that will help the M's next year. The deal gives the Mariners a collection of starters, possibly freeing them up to trade one -- Taijuan Walker, maybe? -- for some more offensive help. Happ will make $6.7 million in 2015.
Dec 3 - 6:12 PM

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that J.A. Happ has "been generating lots of interest" on the trade market.

The Blue Jays picked up Happ's $6.7 million option on Friday, but they could decide to deal him in order to free up some payroll space. The Jays acquired some starting depth with Marco Estrada on Saturday and also have the option of putting Aaron Sanchez and/or Daniel Norris in the rotation. Happ is coming off a decent 2014 campaign, having put up a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 133/51 K/BB ratio over 158 innings.
Source: Sportsnet
Nov 2 - 12:18 PM

Blue Jays exercised LHP J.A. Happ's $6.7 million option for 2015.

The 32-year-old southpaw did a decent job for the Jays in 2014, posting a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 133/51 K/BB ratio over 158 innings. He's expected to open the 2015 campaign occupying one of the final spots in the Blue Jays rotation.
Oct 31 - 10:20 PM

J.A. Happ limited the Orioles to two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday to earn his 11th win.

Happ gave up only four total hits in an impressive finish to what was a rocky 2014 regular season. The 31-year-old left-hander will finish 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio in 158 innings.
Sep 27 - 6:38 PM

J.A. Happ was done in by a pair of Steve Pearce home runs, allowing five runs (four earned) over six innings, in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Pearce hit a solo shot off of Happ in the third inning, then added a three-run blast in the fifth. Overall, Happ yielded eight hits, walked none, and struck out five. The left-hander will head into a home start against the Mariners on Monday with a 4.35 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and a 124/48 K/BB ratio.
Sep 17 - 10:48 PM

J.A. Happ was handed a tough-luck loss Friday after tossing seven innings of one-run ball against the Rays.

Happ gave up just two hits and one walk while striking out seven. The lone run scored on a solo homer from Ryan Hanigan in the third inning, but with rookie Nate Karns dealing on the other side, it was enough to put the southpaw in line for the loss. Happ now sits at 9-10 a 4.28 ERA on the year. He'll get the Orioles next on the road.
Sep 12 - 10:09 PM

J.A. Happ allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday night in a loss to the Red Sox.

Happ walked four and gave up seven hits in the rough outing. He's now 9-9 on the season with a 4.44 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. A home meeting with the Rays is next.
Sep 6 - 11:48 PM

J.A. Happ posted his ninth victory Sunday, allowing three runs over seven frames in a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

He yielded nine hits -- including a home run -- but didn't walk anyone and struck out six. Happ has often been hit-or-miss but overall has pitched well in the second half, posting a 3.51 ERA over eight outings. He'll square off against the Red Sox at Fenway next weekend.
Aug 31 - 4:14 PM

J.A. Happ allowed three runs over six innings and struck out eight Monday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

With this week set to determine whether the Jays are still in the playoff race, a pre-Aug. 31 trade for Happ can't be ruled out. The Jays probably aren't going to want to pick up his $6.7 million option for next year, but he has been decent enough to perhaps help a contender at the back of the rotation next month. Since the All-Star break, he has a 3.46 ERA and a 37/11 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings.
Aug 25 - 11:00 PM

J.A. Happ was chased after 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits in a loss to the Brewers.

The most troubling part of the outing were the extra-base hits the Brewers put on Happ -- of his six hits allowed, five were doubles. The loss was his third straight to drop him to 8-8 on the season. Happ will carry a 4.39 ERA into Monday's matchup with the Red Sox.
Aug 19 - 11:10 PM

J.A. Happ was harassed for five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over six innings of a loss Tuesday against the Mariners.

Happ allowed Seattle to put the ball in play, and they were mostly successful, blasting out a couple of homers. Luckily, both were of the solo variety, limiting the overall damage to his ledger. The left-hander struck out a career-best 12 hitters last time out on Thursday against Orioles, continuing a hot streak that ended tonight. Happ entered the game with a 1.71 ERA over his last four starts.
Aug 13 - 1:36 AM

J.A. Happ had his best stuff on Thursday, as he limited the Orioles to two runs over eight innings while striking out 12, but took a tough luck loss.

The 12 punch-outs are a career-best for the lefty; his previous high was 10. He made one costly mistake, which occurred in the fourth when Caleb Joseph hit a two-run home run to left field to make it 2-0. The Jays' offense wasn't of any help on this night. Happ only allowed five hits and a walk overall but sadly took his sixth loss. Happ has been fantastic since coming back from the All-Star break, sporting a 1.71 ERA in four starts. Overall, though, he has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and an 89/39 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Mariners at Safeco Field on Tuesday next.
Aug 7 - 10:16 PM

J.A. Happ pitched well in Friday's no-decision against the Astros, allowing just one run on three hits over seven strong innings.

Happ racked up six strikeouts on the evening and issued a pair of free passes. The only mark against him on the night came on an RBI single by Jesus Guzman in the fourth inning. He'll carry a 4.34 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 77/38 K/BB ratio into Thursday's home tilt against the Orioles. He should continue to be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Aug 1 - 11:56 PM

J.A. Happ improved to 8-5 after shutting the Red Sox out over six innings as the Blue Jays went on to win 7-3 on Tuesday.

The Red Sox didn't mount much of a threat against Happ, scratching out only two extra-base hits (both doubles). The lefty allowed seven hits overall, while walking one and striking out four. Happ has turned in a few gems this season, but has for the most part been mediocre, as evidenced by his 4.55 ERA, 1.53 ERA, and 68/34 K/BB ratio. He's scheduled to take on the Yankees on the road on Sunday next.
Jul 22 - 10:37 PM