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J.A. Happ is drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network.
Morosi added that Happ has thrown more innings at Fenway Park, 66 2/3, than any ballpark he has not called home. He also holds a career 2.57 ERA in Boston. The 38-year old free agent has also been linked to the Angels. He posted a 3.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and a 42:15 K/BB ratio across 49 1/3 innings for the Yankees last season.
J.A. Happ is drawing interest from the Los Angeles of Anaheim, amongst other teams, according to Jon Moros of MLB Network.
Morosi also mentioned this isn't a surprising piece of news as new Angels GM Perry Minasian was working in the Blue Jays front office when Toronto acquired Happ on several different occasions. The 38-year old left-hander registered a 3.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and a 42:15 K/BB ratio across 49 1/3 innings for the Yankees last season.
The Yankees declined J.A. Happ's $17 million 2021 option.
This was a pretty easy call for New York despite Happ pitching well in 2020. The 38-year-old southpaw posted a 3.47 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in nine starts. He'll likely receive a one-year contract this offseason.
J.A. Happ (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over two 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Happ wasn't sharp in Game 2, surrendering homers to Manuel Margot and Mike Zunino. He yielded four runs over two 2/3 innings of work and picked up the loss in his only appearance this postseason. Happ currently owns a 13.50 ERA in the 2020 playoffs.
J.A. Happ is a candidate to pitch a potential Game 3 for the Yankees in their Wild Card Round series against the Indians. "It's looking like" Happ, per mananger Aaron Boone.
Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 with Masahiro Tanaka getting the nod in Game 2. Ideally the Yankees can close out the series before having to throw Happ out there for a pivotal win or go home Game 3. The veteran left-hander registered a 2-2 record, 3.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and a 42:15 K/BB ratio across 49 1/3 innings this year.