Twins Acquire SP J.A. Happ for the Upcoming Season

J.A. Happ with the New York Yankees in August. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9808603ar)

Free agent starting pitcher J.A. Happ has come to terms with a new deal with the Minnesota Twins. The deal will be worth a respectable $8 million for his services in the upcoming 2021 season.

Happ has been playing for the New York Yankees over the last three seasons, putting up a solid 21-10 record and a 4.13 ERA.

One thing that the Twins probably like about Happ is his World Series experience. When Happ was a rookie back in 2008, he won a title with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, at the age of 38, Happ will be looking to add to his hardware by helping Minnesota do the same.

Although Happ won’t be the Twins’ first or second starter, he should be a part of the tail end of their starting rotation. If he puts up a solid season, he’ll be a great help for the Twins’ offense in their quest to win it all.

With a very competitive American League, Minnesota naturally wanted all the defensive help they can get, so it’s no surprise they turned to Happ, a veteran presence who will give their roster experience and depth.