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The Blue Jays' signing of J.A. Happ for three years, $36 million may prove to be one of the bargains of the offseason. He made some mechanical tweaks after joining the Pirates and had a 1.85 ERA in 11 starts, with improved walk and strikeout rates. This also means an official farewell to David Price as Toronto goes with rotation depth over a big-money ace.
John Buccigross @Buccigross
August 1st through the end of season, J.A. Happ had 1.85 ERA, trailing only Cy Young Finalists Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw.
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Pedro Astacio turns 47 today. ... Jose Parra is 43.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
ESPN Stats/Info: From August 1st through the end of the season, J.A. Happ had a 1.85 ERA, MLB's 3rd-best, trailing only Arrieta, Kershaw.
Reports: MLB to investigate Puig incident
Major League Baseball will investigate an alleged incident of domestic violence by Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Times reports. Puig got into an argument with his sister and shoved her at a Miami bar Wednesday night, according to TMZ. Puig then engaged in a fight with a bouncer that left both of them with minor injuries, police tell AP. Police say neither party wanted to press charges. Story
Blue Jays sign J.A. Happ
The Jays announced they signed the free-agent LHP to a three-year deal worth $36 million. Happ pitched for Seattle and Pittsburgh in 2015, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA.