Reports: Twins agree to deal with free agent starter J.A. Happ

According to ESPN, the Twins have reached a verbal agreement with free agent starter J.A. Happ. The contract will become official after he passes a physical. Photo: KeithAllisonPhoto.com. According to ESPN, the Twins have reached a verbal agreement with free agent starter J.A. Happ. The contract will become official after he passes a physical.

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Created: January 20, 2021 05:08 PM

The Twins have a verbal agreement with free agent starter J.A. Happ, per multiple national reports. It's a 1-year deal worth $8M, pending the passing of a physical.

"Jay" is the pronunciation on Happ's first name.

Happ, 38, finished with a 2-2 record and 3.47 ERA in nine starts for the Yankees in 2020. His $17 million option for 2021 was declined by New York.

Happ has pitched 14 seasons in the major leagues, and the Twins will be his seventh team. He was an All-Star in 2018 with Toronto.

The Twins' rotation features Jose Berrios, Kenta Maeda, and Michael Pineda slotted presumably above Happ.

Stay with 5-Eyewitness News for more on the Twins' addition.


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