Royals manager Ned Yost is hopeful second baseman Omar Infante (jaw) will be able to return to the lineup during the weekend.
Infante came away relatively unscathed in comparison to what could have been after getting hit in the jaw. The club did bring up Johnny Giavotella, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, but Yost obviously feels more comfortable with his veterans.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond