Ottawa left-hander J.A. Happ will have his contract purchased to pitch Saturday's game against Jorge Sosa and the Mets, as reported in today's press notes. [Link]
The 24-year-old former third-round pick is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA in 13 starts for the Lynx. He missed two starts between May and June with soreness in his pitching elbow and has been used sparingly this season, pitching into the seventh inning only once all year. His last start in Columbus, he went five innings and allowed three earned runs.
A Northwestern University product, Baseball America rated Happ as the Phillies' eighth best prospect after a dominant 2006 season, in which he moved three levels through the Phillies' system. He also pitched in six spring training games with the Phils including four starts, going 0-2 with a 6.98 ERA.
In related news, Adam Eaton is still scheduled to pitch tomorrow night’s game against the Reds. There had been speculation his start would be pushed back to Friday against the stronger Mets, with J.D. Durbin getting the start tomorrow. The Phillies will need to make 40-man roster moves for both Durbin and Happ, and also clear space on the active roster.