May 7, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ (48) falls to the ground and grabs his head after he was hit by a line drive and Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) looks on after he hit the triple off him during the second inning at Tropicana Field Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

J.A. Happ may rejoin Blue Jays rotation next week

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According to Shi Davidi on Twitter, left handed pitcher J.A. Happ will likely rejoin the Toronto Blue Jays rotation next week.

Happ could make his next start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, replacing Todd Redmond who was optioned to the minors earlier today.

He hasn’t pitched since suffering that terrifying injury on a come-backer against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 7th. Later he sprained his right knee while on the rehab path. But he has been rehabbing in recent weeks and is apparently close to returning to the major league roster.

The left handed pitcher has a 2-2 record with a 4.91 ERA in seven starts before he was hit in the head by that line drive.

Redmond was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo today, after allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. The Blue Jays recalled Brad Lincoln to replace him on the roster.

Lincoln is a right handed pitcher who will provide the Blue Jays with depth in the bullpen. The 28 year old has a ERA of 4.15 over 13 appearances at the major league level.


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