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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Ex-Yankee J.A. Happ’s chat with wife led to retirement decision

Former Yankees southpaw J.A. Happ has officially called it a career after 15 MLB seasons.

Happ, who turns 40 in October, said he felt it was time to retire after having an emotional conversation with his wife, Morgan Cawley, on Opening Day in April.

“It got to the point where it was Opening Day, and I turned the first game on, and I talked to my wife, Morgan, and I said ’What are you feeling?’” Happ said during a May 26 episode of “The Heart Strong” podcast with Jessica Lindberg.

Happ became a free agent over the winter after 11 starts for St. Louis, where he landed following a trade from the Twins last July.

“[Morgan] just kind of looked at me and said, ’A little anxiety.’ I wanted to turn it on to see what I felt, too, and I didn’t maybe feel what I needed to feel in order to think I wanted to keep doing this,” Happ explained. “I felt like that was a sign, like, ’OK, it’s time to go.’”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 01, 2022 at 10:39 AM | 19 comment(s)
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