J.A. Happ activated from DL, will start Wednesday for Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays activated left-hander J.A. Happ from the 60-day disabled list Monday night with the expectation that the southpaw will take the hill for them on Wednesday against the Mariners, reports Mike Wilner of Sportsnet.ca.
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The Jays designated right-hander Michael Schwimer for assignment to make room on the roster for Happ.
Happ, 30, has been sidelined since May 7, when he took a line drive to the side of the head off the bat of Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings. Along with an ear laceration and a large head contusion, the southpaw suffered a small fracture behind his left ear and also managed to sprain his right knee as he fell to the ground.
The left-hander threw only 21⅓ innings over his handful of rehab appearances, so he may not be ready to pitch deep into games, but his 4.23 earned-run average and 2.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio over that time seem to indicate he's at least ready to get back on the hill.
Acquired in the nine-player trade with the Astros late last season, Happ signed to a two-year, $8.9 million extension with the Blue Jays this spring. The extension also includes a team option for the 2015 season.
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