J.A. Happ had a strong first outing for the New York Yankees, but his second start with his new team might be put on hold.
Happ left the Yankees on Tuesday after contracting hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Brian Cashman on confirming J.A. Happ’s hand, foot & throat disease diagnosis: “Yeah, how about that?” Cashman says it appears he’s been diagnosed w/ a mild case of it after being sent earlier this afternoon to a local hospital. Cashman says Happ’s next start not in jeopardy yet.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 31, 2018
As unusual as this ailment is, it’s not the first time we’ve seen it this year, or even this month. New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard hit the DL earlier in July with hand, foot, and mouth disease (which you can read about here).
Happ has posted a 4.05 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with a 9.9 K/9 ratio in 2018. In his first start with the Yankees, he allowed three hits, one walk, and one run over six innings in a winning effort.