Jays sign Happ for Three Years

By on November 27, 2015
Blue Jays lefty J. A. Happ (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Monday April 7, 2014 with no problems at the team's minor league complex.  "It's still up in the air," said Happ of his next rehab start, "It's either Double-A or Triple-A."  Happ made his first rehab start for Class-A Dunedin on Friday April 5, 2014 where he went five innings allowing two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out five, getting the win. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Blue Jays lefty J. A. Happ (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Monday April 7, 2014 with no problems at the team’s minor league complex. “It’s still up in the air,” said Happ of his next rehab start, “It’s either Double-A or Triple-A.” Happ made his first rehab start for Class-A Dunedin on Friday April 5, 2014 where he went five innings allowing two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out five, getting the win. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed lefty J.A. Happ to a three year contract worth US $36 million.

Happ made 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA, posting career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (151). Following a trade to the Pirates in July, the left-hander went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA through the balance of the season over 11 starts. The Peru, Illinois native spent 2012-14 with the Blue Jays where he recorded a 19-20 with a 4.39 ERA in 58 appearances (50 starts). In 196 career outings (171 starts) Happ owns a 62-61 record with a 4.13 ERA.

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