Happ optioned to triple A

Phillies starter J.A. Happ has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)

J.A. Happ has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley. Happ will report Wednesday and throw a bullpen session for the IronPigs.

It was an expected move, but still a shocking fall for Happ, who was the runner up for National League rookie of the year in 2009 and won 12 games. Charlie Manuel, Rich Dubee and Ruben Amaro Jr. all met with Happ before he left Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. Dubee said Happ was disappointed.

"Some of our people who have seen him pitch say he isn't quite there yet," Manuel said.


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