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J.A. Happ will miss his next start with sore elbow

Apr 19, 2010, 4:44 PM EST

MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that J.A. Happ will miss his next scheduled start with what the Phillies are calling “a very mild flexor pronator muscle strain.” In other words, he has a sore elbow.
Happ is slated to throw a bullpen session Thursday, so for now at least the Phillies think he’ll be able to avoid the disabled list. No word yet on who will replace him Saturday against the Diamondbacks, but Joe Blanton likely isn’t ready to come off the disabled list yet and the Phillies already have both Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick in the rotation.
Despite eight walks in 10.1 innings Happ is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts. Coming into the season I was among many people to peg the Rookie of the Year runner-up as a good bet to fall back to earth because of underwhelming strikeout, walk, and ground-ball rates, so the elbow problems simply add to that skepticism. He went 12-4 with a 2.90 ERA as a 26-year-old rookie, but projects more as a mid-rotation starter long term.

  1. mathew - Apr 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Who knows he might be ready by Saturday. His next start was Wednsday so maybe thats what they are talking about.

  2. s/k - Apr 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    the phillies are phenominal!!!

  3. jonny5 - Apr 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    Love this guy. No matter what, it seems when guys get on base against him, he doesn’t get shaken up a bit, then he gets his 3 outs.

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