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J.A. Happs Returns To The Blue Jays

11/27/2015 09:11 EST | Updated 11/27/2016 05:12 EST
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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his three-run home run in the seventh inning with teammates against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have added more depth to their starting rotation, signing left-hander J.A. Happ on Friday to a three-year contract worth US$36 million.

Happ spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Blue Jays from 2012 to 2014, where he recorded a 19-20 record and 4.39 earned-run average in 58 appearances (50 starts).

The 33-year-old made 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA and posting career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (151). Following a trade to the Pirates in July, he went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA over 11 starts.

Happ owns a 62-61 record with a 4.13 ERA over 196 career outings (171 starts).

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