Jays' Happ frustrated with 6th starter role

Blue Jays starer J.A. Happ didn't shoot down the possibility of asking for a trade. (Dave...

Blue Jays starer J.A. Happ didn't shoot down the possibility of asking for a trade. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays are on a collision course.

The 30-year-old left-hander who was acquired last year from Houston has grown frustrated with his lot in life in his short stint with the Jays.

Following the additions of Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey in off-season trades, the Jays entered camp with a set rotation of the above three plus Ricky Romero and Brandon Morrow.

The Jays say that Happ, a starter the majority of his major-league career, could end up as their long man in the bullpen but most likely will be shipped to triple-A Buffalo as depth for the rotation in the event that something untoward happens to the starting five.

It is an unappealing situation for Happ and he didn’t shoot down the suggestion following his start against the Yankees on Sunday that he could end up asking the Jays to trade him as a way out.

 


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