Happ-y to be Discharged

By on May 8, 2013

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ is examined by the medical staff during the second inning at Tropicana Field (photo USA TODAY Sports Images / Kim Klement

     Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ left last night’s game in the second inning in Tampa when he was drilled in the side of the head by a line drive hit by Rays Desmond Jennings.  Happ left the game on a stretcher and was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center for tests. He was responsive and doing well after suffering a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear.
“I’m in good spirits… I definitely appreciate the support of the baseball community. It’s been overwhelming, the messages and kind words I’ve been getting. I just want to thank everyone for that, and I look forward to getting back out there soon.”  Happ said in a statement released by the hospital.
UPDATE:  ThursdayMay 8th
J.A. HAPP has been place on the 15-day disabled list with a head contusion. Right handed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez has had his contract selected from Buffalo of the International League (AAA).
Happ has posted a 2-2 record with a 4.91 ERA in seven starts this season and in 123 career games with Philadelphia, Houston and Toronto is 37-37 with a 4.23 ERA.
Gonzalez has appeared in two contests for Toronto earlier this season, allowing two earned runs in 3.2 innings of relief. In four starts with Buffalo is 1-0 with a 5.49 ERA. The 6-2, 210 pound right-hander is 17-26 with a 5.83 ERA over 10 seasons with Arizona, Oakland, Houston and Toronto.
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