Report: Blue Jays ‘appear close’ to trading J.A. Happ

Shi Davidi and Hazel Mae discuss the rumoured deals the Blue Jays are working on involving Seunghwan Oh and J.A. Happ, and what Toronto should be looking for in return.

The Toronto Blue Jays “appear close” to dealing left-hander J.A. Happ, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

Further details, including an acquiring team, are as yet unknown.

Happ, a pending free agent, is one of the better starting pitchers said to be available leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The 35-year-old sports a 4.18 ERA and 3.84 FIP over 20 starts and 114 innings this season.

He was a first-time all-star this season and could be a difference-making piece in a contending rotation down the stretch.

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