J.A. Happ will head to the 10-day disabled list due to slight elbow inflammation. The veteran stronghold left a game in the fourth inning last week after lingering pain in his arm was causing him to lose control of his pitches. Luckily, the MRI results for Happ were negative of any actual damage to his elbow. The lefty hasn’t had a serious injury since his rookie years with the Phillies, so the Blue Jays moving him to the 10-day DL is mostly precautionary and nothing to lose sleep over. He should only miss a few starts for Toronto.
Here’s what other news is floating around the American League East:
- Brett Gardner is being painfully patient this season.
- Blue Jays trade Juan Graterol to Angels and in theory could have acquired Mike Trout as a player to be named later...
- Are the Orioles spending enough in the international free-agent market?
- Rays rookie Austin Pruitt totally dominated the Tigers.
- Red Sox sign Blaine Boyer to a minor-league deal.
- Aaron Judge has crazy strength and we’re willing to bet he’ll be the first player to ever hit a ball out of Yankee Stadium. Also, Gary Sanchez feels better.
- Should Trey Mancini be an everyday Orioles player?
- Evan Longoria’s Twitter account is a true gift to us all.
- Time to appreciate Xander Bogaerts for who he is.
- Didi Gregorius will start his rehab assignment today.
- Who should the Blue Jays call up to fill out the starting rotation?
- Even though Zach Britton won’t be out for long, the Orioles’ bullpen is going to take a very different tone without him.
- Is Tim Beckham ever going to have the breakout that was expected of him?
- Hey Rick Porcello, are you okay buddy?