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J.A. Happ isn't sure how he'll react when gets on a mound again. One thing he does know is that he's going to try to forget what happened Tuesday night.
J.A. Happ feels fortunate.
Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Chris Davis homered in each of his first three at-bats for the Baltimore Orioles against the Toronto Blue Jays, but couldn't continue the power display in his fourth trip to the plate.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and union head Michael Weiner smiled and exchanged handshakes while others in the room dug into knishes and pigs in a blanket.
Rookie Lonnie Chisenhall of the Cleveland Indians left a game against Toronto after being hit in the right side of his face by a pitch from Blue Jays right-hander Carlos Villanueva.
Capsules of American League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
The Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Carlos Villanueva from the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named.
The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, their top pick in the 2006 amateur draft who has been suspended twice for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.
"I felt horrible yesterday. I played with Happ last year for a little bit," Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva said. "There's a lot of talk out there about the gear and protective stuff. Hopefully, they'll come out with something that won't affect us pitching out there, but it's still such a fast game. What happens if the ball comes directly at your face? There's nothing you can do. You can't pitch with a mask on. It just comes down to the draw of the luck I guess."