Phillies LHP Happ may skip turn because of arm woes

CSNPhilly.com reports Phillies left-hander J.A. Happ might miss his next scheduled start, Wednesday in Atlanta, due to discomfort in his pitching forearm.

"He’s a little stiff," manager Charlie Manuel told beat writer Jim Salisbury on Saturday. Asked whether Happ would be ready for Wednesday, Manuel said, "It’s up in the air. We’ll know more in the next couple of days."

Happ declined to comment.

Salisbury speculates right-hander Nelson Figueroa could replace Happ. Salisbury doesn’t believe the Phillies would activate right-hander Joe Blanton from the disabled list next week.

Happ has not allowed an earned run in 10 1/3 innings this season, but his control has been spotty and, according to Salisbury, his velocity is down.

CSNPhilly.com reports Phillies left-hander J.A. Happ might miss his next scheduled start, Wednesday in Atlanta, due to discomfort in his pitching forearm.

"He’s a little stiff," manager Charlie Manuel told beat writer Jim Salisbury on Saturday. Asked whether Happ would be ready for Wednesday, Manuel said, "It’s up in the air. We’ll know more in the next couple of days."

Happ declined to comment.

Salisbury speculates right-hander Nelson Figueroa could replace Happ. Salisbury doesn’t believe the Phillies would activate right-hander Joe Blanton from the disabled list next week.

Happ has not allowed an earned run in 10 1/3 innings this season, but his control has been spotty and, according to Salisbury, his velocity is down.

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