Blue Jays sign J.A. Happ to three-year, $36 million contract

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life on the mound following a trade to the Pirates last season, J.A. Happ now has a big new contract to show for it.The Blue Jays announced Friday night that they signed the left-hander to a three-year, $36 million contract. He made $6.7 million last season. MORE: free agents: Ranking the top 15 starting pitchersIt's the 33-year-old Happ’s second tour of duty in Toronto. He compiled a 19-20 mark in 58 starts with Toronto between 2012 and 2014. Happ has a 62-61 record and 4.13 ERA in nine major league seasons, including stints with the Phillies, Astros and Mariners.But Happ looked especially sharp after the Pirates acquired him from the Mariners before the trade deadline in July. In 11 starts with the Bucs, he went 7-2, with a 1.85 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.