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Left-hander J.A. Happ returns to Blue Jays after signing three-year deal

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Denver. The Toronto Blue Jays have added more depth to their starting rotation, signing left-hander J.A. Happ on Friday to a three-year contract worth US$36 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
November 27, 2015 - 4:59 PM

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have added more depth to their starting rotation, signing left-hander J.A. Happ on Friday to a three-year contract worth US$36 million.

Happ spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Blue Jays from 2012 to 2014, where he recorded a 19-20 record and 4.39 earned-run average in 58 appearances (50 starts).

The 33-year-old made 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA and posting career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (151). Following a trade to the Pirates in July, he went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA over 11 starts.

Happ owns a 62-61 record with a 4.13 ERA over 196 career outings (171 starts).

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