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Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays bring back free-agent lefty Happ for $36M, 3 years

J.A. Happ is headed back to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The left-hander agreed to a $36 million, three-year contract on Friday, returning to the team he pitched for from 2012-14.

Happ fills another rotation spot for the AL East champions, who could lose fellow lefties David Price and Mark Buehrle in free agency this offseason. Perhaps the biggest prize on the market, Price is expected to command a huge deal.

Earlier this month, Toronto re-signed right-hander Marco Estrada to a $26 million, two-year contract.

The 33-year-old Happ was 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, setting career highs with 172 innings and 151 strikeouts....