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Fri, 24 May 2013 10:37:03 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed RP Darren Oliver (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list to clear space for SP Sean Nolin, who'll start Friday, May 24. Oliver's DL stint is retroactive to Sunday, May 19. Toronto also moved J.A. Happ (head, knee) to the 60-day DL.
Thu, 23 May 2013 15:52:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) hopes to return to the rotation in mid-June. The earliest he'll try throwing outdoors is Friday, May 24, because he hadn't yet received the knee brace required for him to start doing so. Happ, who suffered a fractured skull, ear contusions and sprained right knee ligaments on the fall when he was hit in the head with a line drive on May 7, hasn't begun running but has been throwing indoors against a wall with a weighted ball. His head injuries have healed according to plan, per doctors.
Fantasy Tip: It's fortunate to see him making this recovery after the ghastly incident. AL-only leaguers should expect him back for back-end utility this summer.
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:40:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee, head) has not been able to throw off a mound at this point because of soreness in his right knee. Manager John Gibbons said Happ's head is not bothering him.
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:20:08 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee) is "moving in the right direction," according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos, as the pitcher makes his way back from a sore knee. "I think the next few days will be telling," Anthopoulos said.
Tue, 14 May 2013 12:54:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) played long toss Tuesday, May 14, and will need one more long toss session before getting back on a mound. SP J.A. Happ (knee) is still dealing with some knee pain.
Thu, 09 May 2013 18:15:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) is expected to miss four to six weeks because of his head and knee injuries. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Happ probably will start throwing in a week but does not know when he will be able to throw off a mound. Happ will begin working out at the team's minor league complex in Dunedin when he can start throwing.
Thu, 09 May 2013 15:44:39 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) could return in three to four weeks if his knee responds well to rehab.
Fantasy Tip: Happ's head isn't the problem, apparently and luckily. Expect the Blue Jays to be cautious here, though, even with their starting rotation in trouble at the moment. He should have a place in the rotation when he's ready.
Wed, 08 May 2013 17:46:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (skull, knee) has some skull fractures behind his left ear that doctors think will heal on their own. He also hurt his right knee when he fell to the ground after being hit in the head by a line drive Tuesday, May 7. Happ said he feels fine, and he doesn't have a concussion.
Fantasy Tip: Happ is indeed fortunate he avoided serious damage to his head and skull. His injury is nowhere near as serious as Brandon McCarthy's was after he was struck in the head by a liner. Happ should recover in time to pitch again this year, but there is no timetable for his return yet.
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:03:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, ear, knee) has a small fracture behind his ear, which required stitches. However, his injuries are "not serious or threatening."
Fantasy Tip: Happ also tweaked his knee when he fell to the ground after being struck in the head, and he's undergoing tests for that. In the end, though, it looks as though he dodged a serious bullet. It's unclear how long he'll be on the disabled list, however, and replacement for his spot in the rotation has yet to be announced.
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:50:11 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Edgar G. Gonzalez will be available out of the bullpen. The team has yet to determine who will take SP J.A. Happ's (head) place in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: There a plethora of very mediocre options for the Blue Jays at Class AAA, including Miguel Batista, Dave Bush, Justin Germano and Claudio Vargas. Batista or Bush makes the most sense, but they'd basically just be filling needed innings on a temporary basis.