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  1. Blue Jays could go young in rotation with Drew Hutchinson, Marcus Stroman

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman

    With J.A. Happ struggling and reportedly dealing with back issues, the number of openings in the Toronto rotation has increased from one to two. According to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, Drew Hutchinson is now looking like a good bet for one of those spots, with Happ, 2012 first-round pick Marcus Stroman, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers…

  2. Blue Jays remain interested in free agent starters Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana

    Jan 29, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal shares the buzz at FOXSports.com: The Toronto Blue Jays, in need of another starting pitcher, might finally be preparing to pounce. The Jays have yet to make an offer to a free-agent starter, according to major league sources. But they have done extensive background work on right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, digging into his medical…

  3. Blue Jays said to be “leading candidates” for either Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jan 5, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

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    The great Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com shares this scoop: The Blue Jays, quiet for much of the offseason, still figure to acquire one and possibly two starting pitchers once the logjam caused by [Masahiro] Tanaka starts to resolve. The Jays are a leading candidate to sign either [Ervin] Santana or [Ubaldo] Jimenez; they have two…

  4. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

  5. Rays fall into tie with Indians for wild card spots, Rangers one back

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    The AL wild card battle tightened up Friday, with the Rays losing in Toronto and both the Indians and Rangers gaining a game. The current standings: Rays: 90-70 (two in Toronto) Indians: 90-70 (two in Minnesota) Rangers: 89-71 (two vs. Angels) The Rays, who had won seven straight, were undone by some sloppy defense in…

  6. Robinson Cano leaves game with left hand contusion

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano departed Tuesday night’s game versus the Blue Jays after taking a J.A. Happ pitch off his left hand in the top of the first inning. But the early word from the Yankees’ medical staff is good. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, the star second baseman only has a left hand contusion, though he…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:17 AM EDT

    Alejandro De Aza,

    All kinds of comebacks on Wednesday. Let’s call it “Comeback Wednesday!” — wait, what? Really? OK, sorry folks. The people in the marketing department said that’s impossibly lame. They’re working on something centering around the idea of “Extreme Comebacks” but they want to focus group it first. We’ll let you know. White Sox 6, Yankees…

  8. Astros designate Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment

    Jul 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Astros have designated first baseman Carlos Pena and shortstop Ronny Cedeno for assignment, reports Brian McTaggart. Shortstop prospect Jonathan Villar is being promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Cedeno’s spot on the roster. CSN Houston reports that Villar will be the team’s starting shortstop tomorrow. Villar was acquired along with Anthony Gose and…

  9. Blue Jays will activate Josh Johnson on Tuesday

    May 31, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson will return from the disabled list on Tuesday, per Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Johnson was sidelined with a triceps injury after his April 21 start against the Yankees, but felt good after his latest rehab start. The Jays acquired Johnson in the mega-trade with the Marlins during the off-season.…

  10. J.A. Happ progressing slowly due to knee issue

    May 18, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    J.A. Happ was hit on the head with a Desmond Jennings line drive on May 7, suffering a minor skull fracture. While falling to the ground, Happ twisted his knee, and it is the latter injury that is causing him to progress slowly as the lefty has yet to pitch off a mound. Manager John…

  11. J.A. Happ expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks

    May 9, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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    J.A. Happ was released from the hospital yesterday after he was hit in the head by a line drive during Tuesday’s start against the Rays. While the most important thing is that he’s going to be OK, the Blue Jays are going to have to get by without him for a little while. According to…

  12. Brandon McCarthy sounds off on pitcher helmets

    May 8, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Pitcher safety is being talked about again after J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive yesterday and Brandon McCarthy, who needed brain surgery after being struck by a line drive last season, posted some interesting thoughts on Twitter just now: Anybody taking the hard line stance today that pitchers should be…

  13. HBT Daily: Pujols: DL him or DH him

    May 8, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Kay and I talk about Pujols and about J.A. Happ.

  14. UPDATE: J.A. Happ released from the hospital

    May 8, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher J.A. Happ lays injured on the field against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of their major league baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida

    UPDATE: Great news: Happ is out of the hospital: J.A. Happ has been released from Bayfront Medical Center. He has a bandage around his head and was on crutches. #BlueJays #mlb — Chris Fischer (@ChrisFischer07) May 8, 2013   Not sure what the crutches would be for given that he was listed as having a…

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 8, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 1, White Sox 0: For as good a pitcher as Matt Harvey is, something is clearly wrong with him given that he did not get the win in this game. The object of the game is to win it, Matt. You clearly lack The Will to Win, as I’m sure Hawk Harrelson mentioned during…

  16. J.A. Happ leaves on stretcher after taking line drive to head

    May 7, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ departed the field on a stretcher after taking a Desmond Jennings line drive off the left side of his head in the second inning of his start Tuesday evening against the Rays. Happ appeared to be conversing with paramedics as they led him off in a cart, but his neck…

  17. Blue Jays two-hit Red Sox in 5-0 shutout

    Apr 6, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

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    J.A. Happ probably would have opened the season as the most well-compensated pitcher in Triple-A if Ricky Romero hadn’t struggled so mightily this spring. Inserted into the Blue Jays’ rotation instead, Happ struck out six in 5 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a two-hit shutout of the Red Sox on Saturday. The…

  18. Blue Jays extend J.A. Happ through the 2014 season

    Mar 27, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    It’s been quite a week for J.A. Happ. On Tuesday afternoon the 30-year-old left-hander was officially named the Blue Jays’ fifth starter. And now comes word that his pockets are getting a little fatter. MLB.com beat writer Gregor Chisholm reports that the Jays have signed Happ to a two-year contract extension worth $8.9 million. That…

  19. Blue Jays option Ricky Romero to High-A Dunedin

    Mar 26, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Ricky Romero‘s big fall from grace carries on. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, the left-hander has officially been optioned to High-A Dunedin. Romero allowed six hits, three walks and three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday afternoon in a Grapefruit League game against the Pirates. He wound up posting a 6.23…

  20. J.A. Happ frustrated with his role in Toronto

    Mar 10, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ

    J.A. Happ was one of several odd men out after the Blue Jays acquired R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson via trades with the Mets and Marlins. The 30-year-old lefty is on the outside looking in and the subject of many trade rumors, which has made him unhappy. Happ: “It’s very frustrating. I told…

  21. Curtis Granderson has broken right forearm, out 10 weeks

    Feb 24, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Brutal news this afternoon out of Yankees camp. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, outfielder Curtis Granderson has been diagnosed with a fractured right forearm and will need 10 weeks of rest and rehab. Which means he probably won’t be ready for action until late April or early May. Granderson suffered the injury…

  22. Curtis Granderson plunked on forearm, getting X-rays

    Feb 24, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit on his right arm by a J.A. Happ pitch in the second inning of Sunday’s Grapefruit League game vs. the Blue Jays. Granderson appeared to be in pain and was immediately lifted, but the early word is good. According to beat man Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Granderson…

  23. Blue Jays avoid arbitration with J.A. Happ, Emilio Bonifacio

    Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Toronto avoided arbitration with left-hander J.A. Happ and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, handing out one-year deals that pay $3.7 million to Happ and $2.6 million to Bonifacio. It’s not clear how Happ fits into the Blue Jays’ plans, as they have five established starters in the rotation and aren’t exactly hurting for bullpen arms either, but…

  24. Breaking down the huge Toronto-Miami trade

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    It’s not official yet, but here are some early thoughts on the trade as it’s currently being presented: Blue Jays acquire SS Jose Reyes, RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, INF-OF Emilio Bonifacio, C John Buck and $4 million from the Marlins for SS Yunel Escobar, RHP Henderson Alvarez, SS Adeiny Hechvarria, LHP Justin Nicolino,…

  25. J.A. Happ done for season with foot injury

    Sep 8, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays haven’t been able to catch a break with their pitching staff this season, so it makes perfect sense that J.A. Happ is done for the year with an injury to his right foot. According to Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said a fracture was found in…

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