J.A. Happ sent home with hand, foot, and mouth disease

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.

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).

That’s odd.

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.