Happ Activated, Optioned

The Phillies today activated left-hander J.A. Happ from the 15-day disabled list, then optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Happ had 30 days to complete his rehab assignment. The 30th day is tomorrow, which means Happ ran out of time. The Phillies could have applied to extend his rehab, but Happ did not suffer any setbacks with his health. He simply did not pitch the way the Phillies wanted him to pitch before rejoining the rotation. He went 1-1 with a 6.93 ERA in six rehab starts. The Phillies said they need to see more from him.

“It was kind of a tough decision to send him down,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “I was honest with him. I just didn’t think he was pitching well enough to be in our rotation right now. I think he will soon, but just from the way we’ve evaluated him and the way he threw, he’s making progress, just not enough to break into our rotation at this time.”

Amaro said Happ needs to improve his consistency in the strike zone. He said his velocity is fine.

“I think he’s there health-wise,” Amaro said.

*

I will be signing copies of my book Saturday from 4-4:45 p.m. during Pigapalooza at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

*

The Zo Zone is on Facebook and Twitter. His Phillies book “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” is available online, and at Delaware Valley bookstores!

1 Comment

Good choice. Happ is just starting Spring Training, more or less, and needs some more time in.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 291 other followers

%d bloggers like this: