Vance Worley tossed seven scoreless innings Sunday striking out five without allowing a walk in the no-decision versus the Marlins.
Worley was able to keep the Marlins off their toes despite working mainly in the high 80's on Sunday. Worley got the call up to start on Sunday after the Pirates placed Francisco Liriano on the disabled list due to an oblique injury. Worley may have earned himself at least one more start which could come on Saturday in Chicago versus the Cubs, but the team has yet to make that decision final.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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