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Blue Jays activate J.A. Happ from the disabled list

Apr 13, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

J.A Happ; J.A Happ;

The Blue Jays made a handful of roster moves on Sunday afternoon, including activating left-hander J.A. Happ from the disabled list, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports. Happ has been dealing with a sore back, but now that he is healthy enough to return, he’ll join the 25-man roster and work out of the bullpen.

Davidi also reports that the Jays have placed infielder Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list, optioned catcher Erik Kratz to Triple-A, and called up infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Outfielder Colby Rasmus left Sunday’s game after the top of the sixth inning with a tight hamstring, but Davidi says it’s not considered to be serious. Exciting times in Toronto.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    The Jays finally had a big day at the plate today with 3 home runs. Rasmus had 3 hits including a homer. He also made several catches near the warning track. Lawrie made another great play at third and homered. Bautista had the other home run. Buehrle won his third game of the season.

    Happ will not join the rotation. Instead, he will become the third lefty in the pen. Izturis thinks that his knee injury might be quite serious as he heard a couple of pops. He will be replaced by Kawasaki. Expect Reyes to come off the DL later this week to replace either Kawasaki or Diaz in the lineup. Janssen is also expected to come off the DL later this week. He would replace either Wagner or Rogers. Rogers is the lesser of those 2, is out of options and might appeal to a team with injury problems.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      One other note: Melky has a hit in every Jays game played so far this season.

    • Old Gator - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      The guys knew you were recuperating and dedicated themselves to making it as pleasant as possible for you. I like it when a team returns a fan’s loyalty.

      I like it but, as you prolly figgered out, have no firsthand experience of it….

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    If any of you are wondering why dirtyharry1971 has gone silent, it is my understanding that his computer is currently at the pawn shop. His silence has nothing to do with the Jays currently being tied for first place in the AL East.

    • Old Gator - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      No one was wondering. Let comatose hyenas sleep.

  3. sabresfanallday - Apr 13, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Why send down Eric

    • jwbiii - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      Teams generally don’t carry three catchers unless they offer some defensive flexibility. Thole and Kratz don’t. The Jays prefer Thole.

  4. groupofsevenrules - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM


    A reasonable day’s fishing. Two smallmouth, released. Three decent size perch, to be eaten. Sorry, perch. We practice fillet and release. One brown trout, undersized. Lucky for him. One big hit, escaped. That was probably the rainbow with my name on it. Listened to the Jays games on my trusty XM. Drank a couple of stream-cooled beers. A halcyon day in the frozen north.

    Sorry about the Feesh. They don’t seem to be having any luck.

    Those are today’s fishing lies. I sleep late and back to work tomorrow evening.

  5. dirtyharry1971mom - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Glad to see my son NOT commenting on Bluejays pieces. I haven’t seen that brat for days, I wonder if he’s in Jail?

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