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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 12:05 am
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On the same day Aaron Sanchez was added to the 10-day disabled list, another starter for the Toronto Blue Jays went down as J.A. Happ was pulled after just 4 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

The left-handed Happ threw a pitch way inside against Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and appeared to be in some discomfort, prompting batterymate Russell Martin to meet with him on the mound. He was promptly removed from the game with what the team says is soreness in his left elbow.

Happ was replaced in the middle of the plate appearance after falling behind 1-0 by right-handed reliever Joe Biagini.

Happ has thrown 16 innings for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 4.50 ERA and 3.69 FIP. Happ threw 195 innings last season - second-most among Blue Jays starters - and finished as a 20-game winner. He has pitched at least 150 innings in each of his last three seasons.

The struggling Blue Jays are dead-last in the AL East and in all of baseball with a 2-9 record. Despite their struggles, the Blue Jays have had the sixth-best rotation in the MLB by park-adjusted FIP coming into Sunday's games.