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Steve Delabar to 15-Day DL, Happ to be Activated

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Delabar and his inflamed shoulder.
Delabar and his inflamed shoulder.
Tom Szczerbowski

Just when the season can't get any worse, All-Star reliever Steve Delabar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Steve Delabar placed on DL with shoulder inflammation. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BlueJays&amp;src=hash">#BlueJays</a> will recall JA Happ to take his place</p>&mdash; Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi/statuses/364082086623182848">August 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Delabar has a 2.90 ERA in 46 games this season, but had a rough outing two days ago costing the Blue Jays a win against the Angels.

J.A. Happ comes back to Toronto after being out since May 7 after being hit in the head with a line drive and hurting his knee (which was actually the more serious injury). Happ wasn't pitching very good at the beginning of the season, having a 4.91 ERA in 7 starts before the injury in Tampa Bay. Hopefully he can get a fresh start after a few months off and help shore up the rotation problems.