Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:40:51 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (back) is battling a sore back in camp, leaving two rotation spots now up for grabs between Happ and SPs Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers. Happ was roughed up in his first two spring starts as a result. A lowered arm slot for Happ this spring hasn't helped his command issues, either. "We'll watch him, we'll evaluate it. Right now, I don't think he's on schedule to miss any time. Maybe he gets moved back a day or two, but from what I understand, it would be no more than two or three days that he would be moved back, if that happens," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Redmond and Rogers are both out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: It seems as though either Stroman or Hutchison will land one of the remaining open rotation spots. Which one takes it is anyone's guess, although Hutchison is probably the more polished prospect. Either one of them would be a nice speculative end-game selection in AL-only leagues.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:27:46 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays could consider trading SP J.A. Happ this offseason if they want to create some financial flexibility. Happ is scheduled to make $5.2 million in 2014.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:05:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ is considered a potential veteran presence at the back end of the rotation if the team does not find any upgrades on the open market. The team also likes the promise of SPs Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman and Sean Nolin. Ps Esmil Rogers and Todd Redmond are also in the mix.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:04:13 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SP J.A. Happ from the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 16, and placed SS Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:24:19 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays will place SP J.A. Happ on the bereavement list Tuesday, Aug. 12, and recall P Todd Redmond from the minors in a corresponding move.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:01:12 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ gave up six earned runs over four innings Wednesday, Aug. 7, in a 9-7 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Happ, who had not pitched since May 7 due to a skull fracture and knee problems, did not get the decision.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:11:37 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SP J.A. Happ (knee, skull) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 6, and designated RP Michael Schwimer for assignment in a corresponding move.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:19:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (skull, knee) expects to make his return to the starting rotation against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Aug. 7, after being hit in the head by a line drive in May. He threw a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 4, and said he feels good. SP Todd Redmond was demoted to the minors to make room for Happ. Happ was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three rehab starts with Triple-A Buffalo, and he struck out six in 4 2/3 innings in his last start.
Fantasy Tip: Check to see if Happ is available on your league's waiver wire if you're in a deep mixed format.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:38:24 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee) will make at least one more rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo before returning to the team.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:19:13 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee) tossed five scoreless innings in a rehab game for Class A Dunedin Thursday, July 18. His next rehab start will be for Triple-A Buffalo.