|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||130.00||5.00||8.00||0.00||4.43||1.40||117.00||55.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment|
|vs Baltimore|| 2.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||2||3|
|vs LHB|| 2.1||0||0|| 3.86||0||2||1|
|vs RHB|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||3||3|
|Last 10 Games|
|Blue Jays could go with six-man rotation for stretch |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/14) The Blue Jays are considering going with a six-man rotation for stretches during the upcoming months, as manager John Gibbons told SportsNet.ca Thursday.
With fewer days off in May and June, the team might turn to J.A. Happ for some spot starts moving forward, in order to give the rotation a bit more time to rest. Gibbons mentioned the series opener in Philadelphia May 5 as a possible chance to get Happ into the rotation. The Blue Jays don't have a day off in May until the 20th.
|J.A. Happ not pleased with bullpen role |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/15/14) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is set to pitch out of the bullpen in his return from a back injury, and he told MLB.com Tuesday he wasn't thrilled about his role.
"Not great," Happ said. "It's not necessarily what I prepared to do but if the phone rings and it's me, I'm going to try and get guys out and take it from there. Other than that, I don't have a lot to say about the bullpen role."
Happ was expected to have a guaranteed rotation job out of the spring, but the injury clearly caused a change of plans. He will likely pitch in long relief, and could be the first option if a spot opens up to start.
"I see myself as a starter, I don't think that's any secret," Happ said. "I want to be a starter in the Major Leagues. That's that."
|J.A. Happ to pitch out of Blue Jays' bullpen |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said pitcher J.A. Happ (back) will be activated off the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game at Minnesota. However, he will not join the rotation and will pitch out of the bullpen.
|J.A. Happ stays sharp in second rehab start |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/11/14) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ looked sharp in his second rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Buffalo.
Happ worked past a solo home run and allowed just one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings pitched. He has surrendered just three earned runs over 9 2/3 innings in two rehab starts.
Happ was placed on the disabled list with a back injury after giving up 16 earned runs in seven innings this spring. The Blue Jays have not established a concrete timetable for his return.
|J.A. Happ to continue rehab assignment Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/7/14) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ will continue his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A, according to Sportsnet.
Happ was expected to throw about 70 pitches in his first rehab start Saturday. He was initially expected to slot into the rotation once he gets health, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos expressed some doubt about Happ's role recently.
|J.A. Happ finished 2013 with a 4.56 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 7.5 K/9 in a largely uneven, injury-interrupted season. Happ finished April with a 3.86 ERA and posted a 2.97 ERA in six September starts. But, in between, he gave up 24 earned runs in seven games. Some leeway can be given for his last start before injury (four runs in 1 1/3 IP) and his first start after injury (seven runs in four innings), but Happ is still an erratic 31-year-old who doesn't get enough strikeouts to make up for the yo-yoing of his ratios. Additionally, there's no guarantee that Happ will be in the 2014 rotation (although it seems likely he will be), with several shelved and recovering pitchers coming back from their own injuries. If he's in the rotation, Happ is a late-round gamble in AL-only formats.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/25/14||BOS||7:07 pm||Jake Peavy|
|4/26/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|4/27/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Jon Lester|
|4/29/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|4/30/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Bruce Chen|
|5/1/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/2/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
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