Jimmy Rollins (groin) is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Monday.
Sunday afternoon, Rollins had a nice game with a triple and run scored to help the Phillies take the series at home against their division rival the Washington Nationals. Along with Rollins, Domonic Brown and Cody Asche will get the night off against the Blue Jays left-handed starter J.A. Happ.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
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