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Yankees activate J.A. Happ for tonight’s game against the Royals

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Happ finally made it to the Bronx, and says he’s ready to compete.

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Days after being traded to the Yankees, left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ finally made it to the Bronx. The veteran southpaw arrived in the middle of game one of today’s doubleheader against the Royals. The team then activated him to serve as the 26th man for tonight’s matchup.

Happ met with members of the media before the start of game two, where he talked about the trade deadline, his history in the AL East, and what it’s like to wear Yankee pinstripes. The whole interview is worth watching. Happ is a very likable guy.

The 35-year-old southpaw is scheduled to pitch tomorrow afternoon. The Royals roughed him up for four runs over six innings back in April. Let’s hope that he shakes that, and his recent slump, off and has a strong debut in pinstripes.