Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happ out with strained intercostal

J.A. Happ left last night's exhibition with a strained intercostal (muscle above re hip) and may miss the start of the season.

"I'm taking an optimistic approach and we'll see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully, I got out before anything too serious [happened]. But it tightened up pretty good. I hope I caught it before it gets too serious."

Obviously, this is pretty terrible. Happ is scheduled to start Sunday in what is supposed to be G3 (have you seen the weather report in Philly this weekend?). But this can be a lingering issue. Giants closer Brian Wilson is dealing with the exact same thing, and they just put him on the DL - and he hasn't pitched since March 17.

More later, when the extent of this is known.