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|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 - Out until at least mid-March|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 14.0||2||0|| 4.50||0||3||9|
|vs LHB|| 25.0||0||0|| 4.32||0||11||21|
|vs RHB|| 67.2||0||0|| 4.66||0||34||56|
|03/09/2014||Dan Haren, SP LAD|
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN
|Torii Hunter, RF DET|
J.A. Happ, SP TOR
|03/05/2014||J.A. Happ, SP TOR|
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
Josh Rutledge, 2B COL
Liam Hendriks, SP TOR
Donovan Solano, 2B MIA
|Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Dustin Ackley, CF SEA
|03/04/2014||Jason Grilli, RP PIT||J.A. Happ, SP TOR|
|Last 10 Games|
|J.A. Happ shut down with back stiffness |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/8/14) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has been shut down for a few days due to back stiffness, the Toronto Sun reports.
"Those kinds of things, if you keep pushing and you aggravate it, the next thing you know you’re on the DL and you won’t be ready to start the season," manager John Gibbons said. "You’re always banged up in this business. A back is kind of a different thing. It affects everything you do when it tightens up like that. When it gets to the point where it’s affecting your performance, you’ve got to back off a little bit. You want guys to be mentally tough and play through some of that but at this time of year when you’re just trying to get ready to start the season, you’ve got to be smart, too. He said he could go back out there and keep pushing but that doesn’t make much sense. We kind of forced him to shut it down."
Happ wanted to pitch through the discomfort Friday, but the team vetoed his wish. He has surrendered six earned runs in 1 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking five in two appearances.
|J.A. Happ bumped from Saturday start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/6/14) The Blue Jays have bumped pitcher J.A. Happ from his start Saturday.
Happ has been bumped in order to "give him some rest." The team has not announced when Happ will pitch again. Happ posted a 4.56 ERA in 92 2/3 innings last year.
|J.A. Hap struggles with control in four-run outing |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ couldn't escape the first inning in his second spring start Monday, giving up four earned runs on two hits and four walks while recording just one out in his team's 12-2 loss to the Twins.
Happ walked four straight batters after a throwing error allowed Twins second baseman Brian Dozier to score on his own double. Happ will need to do better this spring to make the team's rotation after going 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 77:45 K:BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings last season.
|Blue Jays pitchers get work in before game called due to rain |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) The Blue Jays/Phillies spring opener was stopped after 6 1/2 innings Wednesday because of rain. However, it was still plenty of time for three pitchers who hope to be in the Blue Jays' rotation to make their first spring training appearances.
J.A. Happ, who should be in the rotation come opening day, struggled in his spring debut. He was taggged for two runs on four hits and one walk in one inning of work. However, Happ did record three strikeouts.
Happ was replaced in the second inning by Todd Redmond, who is competing for the final spot in the team's rotation. Redmond (1-0) actually earned the win thanks to two scoreless innings in a 4-3 victory for Toronto. He didn't allow a hit or walk, while striking out one.
Kyle Drabek, who is also competing for the final spot in the rotation, replaced Redmond. He recorded a hold, as he allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. Drabek recorded one strikeout.
|Same old J.A. Happ suffers through typically wild Wednesday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) The career struggles to keep his pitch count down and couple his ability to strike out batters with getting through scoreless innings remained a problem Wednesday for Blue Jays right-hander J.A. Happ.
Happ threw 37 pitches in the Grapefruit League opener against Philadelphia. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out the side in his one inning. Happ is no longer the encouraging prospect he was with the Phillies several years ago. He is 21-33 in his last three seasons with ERAs ranging from 4.56 to 5.35. He is averaging five walks per nine innings during that time.
He is currently locked in as the fourth starter for the Jays, but a terrible spring could knock him out of the rotation.
|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|
|3/11/14||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/13/14||HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/15/14||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/16/14||BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/18/14||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
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